On Wednesday, former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson joined Twitter. Almost immediately, Jackson had amassed over 23,000 followers before he even sent out his first tweet. Here’s how my experience with Jackson’s twitter account went.
Yeah, he’d probably be a good follow. Maybe he’ll give me some Zen lessons or dish some dirt on old players.
Right away, though, it’s clear that Jackson has a particular message he wants to get across. That message: I have 11 championship rings. What context clues did I use to figure this out, you ask?
Well, Jackson’s Twitter handle is @PhilJackson11. No big deal there, @PhilJackson was probably already taken.
His avatar is the cover for his new book, entitled “Eleven Rings,” which is just a picture of all 11 rings. Fair enough, Phil. I can respect that. It is unreal that you coached two teams to 11 NBA championships. And the book cover is pretty cool, I guess. I wonder what his first tweet will be.
Oh, alright. The rings again. Really wanted to reinforce that whole “I have 11 championship rings” theme that’s going on around here, huh?
I don’t get it, though. Why botch the first tweet so badly? Can’t someone show Mr. Jackson how to tweet so he doesn’t embarrass himself? I mean, this is only going to lead to over 26,000 retweets and countless sports writers making corny jokes about how the Zen master isn’t the tweet master yet.
But then, a day later, there was a second tweet that led to this video:
I see what you did there, Phil. Well played. The 11 championship rings make it hard for you to tweet “11 championship rings” correctly.
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