#ZenMaster: Phil Jackson botches first tweet

Phil Jackson has taken his talents to Twitter, or so we thought.

On Wednesday, Jackson’s fiancee and Los Angeles Lakers
executive VP, Jeanie Buss, announced the Zen Master was officially on Twitter. Jackson quickly amassed over 80,000 followers, but his first tweet was hardly what was expected.

Or was it?

Jackson is legendary for his mind games, so was the odd tweet below all a part of the Zen Master’s plan? Since the legendary first tweet, Jackson has already become a worldwide Twitter trend. 


One of the greatest coaches in NBA history, Jackson’s profile reads “Coach and Author,” and his profile photo features the cover of his upcoming book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.”


Jackson, who joined Kobe Bryant as a new addition to Twitter, created an instant online buzz even before sending a tweet. Check out some of the reaction tweets below.





-Natalie Venegas