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spreadeagle
03-27-2013, 10:03 PM
Phil Jackson hasn't even been on Twitter for six hours, and he's already nearly as good at social media as he is at coaching basketball.

Early Wednesday afternoon, Jackson's fiancee and Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss tweeted that Phil had joined Twitter, and his account (@philjackson11) was verified shortly thereafter. Before he sent out his first tweet, Jackson had amassed over 40,000 followers, an impressive feat for anyone.

Jackson's avatar is a photo of his 11 NBA championship rings, which happens to be the cover of his upcoming book, also titled Eleven Rings. One would imagine that promoting the book was his motivation for joining Twitter in the first place, but when the cover of your book features 11 championship rings that you won as a basketball coach in the NBA, who can quibble?

And as for that first tweet, it did not disappoint.

@PhilJackson11

11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs
9:52 PM - 27 Mar 13

This is spectacular, and that's no small feat for a man who uttered the words "First of all, you don't smoke peyote" in his final press conference as coach of the Lakers.

The idea that Jackson wanted his inaugural tweet to be "11 championship rings" when he's one of the most-decorated coaches in NBA history and that's the title of his new book is hilarious. Nobody who would be inclined to follow him on Twitter doesn't know that he won six rings with the Bulls and five with the Lakers. But he felt the need to remind us anyway, which is amazing.

But the misspelling (champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs) is what pushes the tweet from great to Hall of Fame-level. Whether the typos came from sitting down at the wrong angle, or for another reason (refer back to his "peyote" comment), someone must have told him that it was misspelled. The fact he didn't care enough to delete it and correct it speaks to Jackson's moxie. Because, you know, he's Phil Jackson and has 11 championship rings.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/03/27/los-angeles-lakers-phil-jackson-twitter/2026305/

JLynn943
03-27-2013, 10:13 PM
probably hard to type while wearing a ton of championship rings

Duncan = Donkey
03-27-2013, 10:21 PM
yer thats so amazing:rolleyes:

Minimal
03-27-2013, 10:23 PM
probably rings were shining so much he couldn't see what he was writing

LeperMessiah
03-27-2013, 10:24 PM
This is earth shattering (I promise you I am not being sarcastic).

Avenged
03-27-2013, 10:40 PM
incredible....

ATL#22
03-27-2013, 11:01 PM
perfect

Aust
03-27-2013, 11:10 PM
#kisstheringzzz

Or in Jackson's case, "Suck on my hands!"

J4KOP99
03-27-2013, 11:12 PM
The King

J4KOP99
03-27-2013, 11:12 PM
does anyone have video of his "you don't smoke peyote" comment?

edit: nvm, here it is for all of your viewing pleasures:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvH8HrRC4TQ

ThunderousDemon
03-27-2013, 11:24 PM
:drool:

KingPosey
03-27-2013, 11:33 PM
#kisstheringzzz

Or in Jackson's case, "Suck on my hands!"

Where does he put the 11 ring in that case?

prodigy
03-27-2013, 11:35 PM
Nobody ever said Jocks were smart!

BTW- someone wrote an article about Phil tweeting? I hope to god he/she didn't collect a paycheck for that.

HuRRiCaNeS324
03-27-2013, 11:46 PM
lmaoooo

he completely butchered championships lol. looking at my keyboard, i have no idea how he can slaughter that word the way he did.

setman2000
03-28-2013, 12:16 AM
This is earth shattering (I promise you I am being sarcastic).

ILLUSIONIST^248
03-28-2013, 12:27 AM
This is earth shattering (I promise you I am being sarcastic).

Go away

desertlakeshow
03-28-2013, 12:27 AM
MMM,

I thought he had 13 rings, two as a player. Guess his Knicks rings don't count.

YouCan'tBeatLA
03-28-2013, 12:42 AM
Was probably banging Jeanie when he made that Tweet.

John Walls Era
03-28-2013, 12:52 AM
this is verified?

LASportsFan1996
03-28-2013, 12:57 AM
This was so epic

numba1CHANGsta
03-28-2013, 01:28 AM
Phil was probably high lol if you saw how he looked in the 70's you cant possibly tell me he never smoked a joint before. Phil probably sits by the lake in Montana with all of his 11 championships in a circle telling stories while passing around a blunt.

Freakazoid
03-28-2013, 01:38 AM
probably hard to type while wearing a ton of championship rings

Pretty sure that was the joke.

ESaady
03-28-2013, 01:41 AM
this is verified?

yezzir

Aust
03-28-2013, 01:43 AM
Where does he put the 11 ring in that case?

Guess ;)


MMM,

I thought he had 13 rings, two as a player. Guess his Knicks rings don't count.

Those go on his toes

Caveman508
03-28-2013, 02:05 AM
lol @ whoever uses twitter

ewmania
03-28-2013, 03:20 AM
Lmfaoooo

mjt20mik
03-28-2013, 03:39 AM
its hard to use a keyboard or an iphone when each of your fingers have rings on them

Big Zo
03-28-2013, 10:25 AM
I wonder how many rings he would have if he didn't always have the best player in the game on his teams?

Sly Guy
03-28-2013, 10:32 AM
I want the last 2 minutes of my life back.

haggis
03-28-2013, 03:14 PM
http://on.aol.com/video/phil-jackson-tweets-for-the-first-time-517727496?icid=video_related_6

bluefire7002
03-28-2013, 03:31 PM
http://on.aol.com/video/phil-jackson-tweets-for-the-first-time-517727496?icid=video_related_6

:laugh:

Chronz
03-28-2013, 04:27 PM
probably hard to type while wearing a ton of championship rin....... oh someone already beat me to it. Well then, those rings were prolly shining so much he couldn't see what he was typing

SlimKid
03-28-2013, 04:55 PM
epic :eyebrow:

PraiseJesus
03-28-2013, 05:55 PM
time to follow phil jackson