Tweeting your team’s victory a wee bit early — $7,500 fine, thank you.

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by Mike
Posted December 21st, 2009 at 9:19 am

Of all the things an organization shouldn’t be these days is that of a technologically deficient and incompetent organization. The NBA apparently wants to milk TV/network deals for all their worth while simultaneously ensuring they further remove value and “closeness” from the fans the so desperately seek. Continue on…

A few months back, the NBA issued a statement saying that all social networking done by players, coaches, team members, etc., was to be done only after all official news interviews and other “official” means had wrapped up. Stupid and pointless but ok, I’ll go along with it. Unfortunately for Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks, he became the poster child for the broken mess that is the NBA’s technological image, fining the player $7,500 for breaking the bogus rule the organization has mandated. What was so threatening to the precious revenues of the big networks that now monopolize sports news?

“Back to 500. Yess!!! “500″ means where doing good. Way to Play Hard Guys.”

Way to be classy NBA. Again, the blanket ban on personal social networking during official media coverage is stupid to begin with. But could some common sense be used from time to time? I mean no harm or actual news was given up. Anyone else disappointed?

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