Phil Jackson out-Zens us all: His first tweet was on purpose


Phil Jackson joined Twitter on Wednesday and his first tweet wasn’t quite what you’d expect from the Zen master turned author.

11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) March 27, 2013

Immediately after that tweet went live, Twitter exploded with cracks about his misspellings, which were retweeted more than 23,000 times.


Jackson, of course, had the last laugh.

His second tweet Thursday afternoon was a video of himself composing his first one. Jackson sits in front of a computer, sighing as he tries to type.

He then spins around in his chair and shows us why he was struggling.

He’s wearing on his fingers each of his bulky and blinging 11 NBA championship rings that he won with the Chicago Bulls and the Lakers.

“I should take these off, right?” he asks.

Jackson, who has amassed more than 140,000 followers in one day, has always had a way of silencing his critics.

The more skeptical out there might believe this is all just a ploy to start promoting his book: “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”, which will be released in May. His Twitter photo and background are taken from the cover of the book.


Mavericks a real threat to Lakers

Reintegrating Pau Gasol has made the Lakers vulnerable

Metta World Peace needs knee surgery, will miss at least six weeks