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Lakers Social Media: World Peace Instagrams, Phil Jackson Tweets

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace took to Instagram to make light of his first ever knee surgery, and former Lakers' coach Phil Jackson completed his hilarious introduction to Twitter.



    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. 

    Lakers Are Dangerous In Playoffs

    [LA] Lakers Playoffs Hopes
    Mike D'Antoni was asked about Jerry West's comments that the Los Angeles Lakers would be a dangerous team if they made the playoffs.
    (Published Tuesday, March 26, 2013)

    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.

    Antawn Jamison Discusses Wrist Injury

    [LA] Antawn Jamison Talks Wrist Injury At Lakers Practice
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Antawn Jamison discusses the play where he suffered his wrist injury and talks about his recovery process at practice on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
    (Published Monday, March 25, 2013)

    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.

    Lakers Coach Discusses New Role For Earl Clark

    [LA] D'Antoni Talks About Earl Clark's Reduced Role
    Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni Discussed Earl Clark's reduced role with the return of Pau Gasol and the improved play of Antawn Jamison at practice on March, 25, 2013.
    (Published Monday, March 25, 2013)