Former Los Angeles Lakers Head coach Phil Jackson and current player Metta World Peace made headlines using Instagram and Twitter on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
The Lakers announced Thursday that Metta World Peace underwent successful knee surgery under the care of team doctors Steve Lombardo and Dan Kharrazi of the Kerlan-Jobe Othopaedic Group in Los Angeles.
There was no change in World Peace’s timeline for recovery, but he had had taken to social media to provide a laugh prior to going under the knife.
On Tuesday, the Lakers’ forward hit Instagram with a collage of pictures that were captioned with “I’m ready to play.” Unfortunately, the team does not expect him back for a minimum of six weeks.
World Peace was not the only Lakers personality making headlines on Thursday.
After causing a tidal wave of curiosity and confusion with his first tweet on Wednesday, Phil Jackson delivered his first social media punch line on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Jeanie Buss had asked all her followers to welcome Phil Jackson to Twitter under the handle “@PhilJackson11.”
Although that led to some fake Twitter accounts immediately popping up, Jackson would go on to tweet “11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs” as his first contribution to Twitter. Twenty-one hours later, Jackson released his second tweet that featured a video of him trying to type wearing all 11 championship rings.
That is quite the introduction, Mr. Jackson.
With Jackson already collecting over 140,000 followers on Twitter with only two tweets to his name, his Twitter and social media stock could not be higher.
We can only imagine what he will do with his first Instagram photo.