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April 23, 2013 Updates

Warriors forward David Lee, out for the season with a torn right hip flexor, has attending every practice. He’s participates in every meeting. He is filling his teammates eat with whatever insight he can offer. But Lee said should he be inactive for Game 2, you don’t have to worth about him live Tweeting. “Can you imagine that?” Lee said with a laugh. “Nah. I’ve got too many holes in my game to be on Twitter breaking down other people’s games.” Contra Costa Times

April 22, 2013 Updates
April 16, 2013 Updates

On why more NBA players don’t interact with fans on Twitter: “It’s something that has been perpetrated by the front office of the NBA, telling us not to do that. So basically, [they’re] telling us that we need to be above other people in society because [we’re] better than that. Better than what? What am I better than?” Washington Post

April 13, 2013 Updates
March 28, 2013 Updates

In the video, Jackson is seen sitting at a desk typing out that "11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs" tweet, before turning around in his chair and revealing that he is wearing all 11 of his NBA championship rings. Because, in case you'd forgotten, Phil has won 11 rings as an NBA coach. And he has a new book coming that's called Eleven Rings. So he was wearing his 11 championship rings while he was typing his first tweet, which attempted to proclaim that he had 11 championship rings. There's even a hashtag, #GetYourPhil, to go along with the video. It's no #countonkobe, but it's a start. USA Today Sports

March 27, 2013 Updates

Phil Jackson hasn't even been on Twitter for six hours, and he's already nearly as good at social media as he is at coaching basketball. Early Wednesday afternoon, Jackson's fiancee and Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss tweeted that Phil had joined Twitter, and his account (@philjackson11) was verified shortly thereafter. Before he sent out his first tweet, Jackson had amassed over 40,000 followers, an impressive feat for anyone. USA Today Sports

Dave McMenamin: Heard that PJax's first tweet was an intentional blunder. There is a video to follow with him having trouble typing with rings on Twitter @mcten

There it is, a message so garbled that Twitter believes it was written in the Lithuanian language. It's a bold choice to promote a new book in this way, but no one ever said Jackson's methods were conventional. Yahoo! Sports

Phil Jackson has joined Twitter. He hasn’t tweeted yet, but I’m sure once he does, the world will change. So far he has procured the handle @PhilJackson11 and set a picture of his 11 championship rings as his avatar. I can’t wait to see what his first tweet is! The Big Lead

March 18, 2013 Updates
March 15, 2013 Updates

Bill Simmons is serving a three-day Twitter suspension after sending tweets critical of ESPN's "First Take." Simmons blasted the ESPN program for the Richard Sherman vs. Skip Bayless feud. He told his 2 million followers to stop watching the show and called the segment "awful" and "embarrassing." ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys on Thursday said the network declined to comment. This much is clear, however: ESPN is sending the message that nobody is exempt from its internal Twitter policies, which read: "At all times, exercise discretion, thoughtfulness and respect for colleagues, business associates and fans." Detroit Free Press

March 3, 2013 Updates

White cites Twitter and other social media "as the best census we could have," and notes that many people use social media to attack people they don't know, including him. "These are people who are among us," he said. "I've had people tweet me heinous stuff, and then I see on their profile that they're a 'counselor.' These are people who run our schools and work with kids. We want to focus on the guy who might walk into this hotel lobby and shoot everybody, instead of the millions of young black men who will kill each other in our communities." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 20, 2013 Updates
February 12, 2013 Updates

Bryant, who has nearly 1.3 million Twitter followers, reprimanded a fan who tweeted "You're gay" to another fan. In response to the insult that was posted Sunday on his own Twitter feed, Bryant tweeted: "Just letting you know@PacSmoove @pookeo9 that using "your gay" as a way to put someone down ain't ok! #notcool delete that out ur vocab." Bryant was fined $100,000 in April for using a gay slur in a nationally televised game, an incident that NBA commissioner David Stern called "offensive and inexcusable." ESPN.com

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