So NBA official Bill Spooner, a 22-year veteran, is suing Timberwolves reporter Jon Krawczynski for tweeting during a game that Mr. Spooner promised coach Kurt Rambis that he’d get the Timberwolves two points in the form of a make-up call.
“Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he’d ‘get it back’ after a bad call,” Krawczynski tweeted on Jan. 24. “Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That’s NBA officiating folks.”
Now Spooner is suing Krawczynski seeking over $75,000 in damages along with both an unpublishing and retraction of the statement on the grounds that the tweet is a defamatory accusation.
So let me get this straight, now we can sue people for “defamatory tweeting?” C’mon! What is going on in today’s society? Stop with the twitter already. Unless you are breaking news on a trade or story in sports, please stop tweeting!! I don’t need to know when and where you took a dump. Or your thoughts on the government or politics or gardening. Just tell me the facts of the day. Thank you.