Knicks basketball player J.R. Smith is $25K in the hole (like it matters to him) for tweeting a semi nude picture of rapper Joe Budden’s on and off again girlfriend Tahiry on twitter. In attempt to try to put Tahiry on blast, he posted a picture of her in his hotel room in Milwaukee wearing just about nothing.

When Joe Budden saw the photo he began subtweeting J.R. Smith and Tahiry. Tahiry was “mad” about the photo of her butt hitting the web, but not really. She tweeted how Smith was in big trouble the next time she saw him. Once Budden continued to show he was feeling some type of way about his ex and her new relationship, J.R. Smith apologized for his actions.

According to Necole Bitchie, J.R and Tahiry have known each other for years but recently reconnected when he was traded to New York. Since then, he has been attention whoring by taunting Joey in a ‘hey-i-got-your-girl’ type of way over twitter, however Budden (who’s known more for his twitter drama then his actual music) definitely had the last laugh. This weekend, The NBA fined J.R $25,000 for tweeting the inappropriate photo.

To add more to the story, J.R. Smith’s girlfriend (pic’d above) had to find out he was trickin’ from the photo he posted on Tahiry. Thus, they are no longer together.

Via ESPN:

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for posting “inappropriate pictures” on his Twitter account, the league announced Saturday night.

Smith posted a picture of a semi-nude woman on his account late Thursday night.

He told reporters in Milwaukee on Friday night that he regretted the tweet.

“I didn’t know it was going to be as big a deal as it is now,” Smith told reporters on Friday. “I definitely regret it. Anytime I do anything that takes away from our team, I’m definitely going to regret it.”

Smith said on Sunday that he has no plans to appeal the fine.

“I can’t worry about off-the-court stuff, our issue right now is on the basketball court,” Smith said after the Knicks lost to the Philadelphia 76ers, 106-94, on Sunday for their fifth straight defeat.

Smith appears to have eventually deleted the post but that didn’t stop the photo from being passed around the Internet on Friday, earning significant attention that included a mention on the sports website Deadspin.

Smith later posted a message directed to the woman, saying, “Things are being taken (too) far sorry @therealtahiry.”

The Knicks declined to comment on Smith’s tweet and the NBA’s decision to fine him for it.

Smith signed with the Knicks on Feb. 17 after playing a stint in China that started during the NBA lockout.

The 26-year-old New Jersey native has been inconsistent thus far in New York, averaging 8.9 points in 22.4 minutes in his first nine games.