Phil Jackson, LeBron make SI's Twitter top 100

Phil Jackson, LeBron make SI's Twitter top 100
September 25, 2013, 12:45 pm
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Mark Strotman

If you have a Twitter account and you're reading this, chances are you're following former Bulls and Lakers head coach Phil Jackson.

If not, Sports Illustrated is giving you a friendly reminder to give the Hall of Famer -- and 99 other sports figures -- a follow.

This afternoon the magazine released its annual Twitter 100, a list of the accounts that are "essential to your daily routine for finding news, information and entertainment from the sports world."

That includes Jackson, who is relatively new to the social media website but has already made a huge impression with more than 528,000 followers despite having fewer than 400 tweets. From comments about basketball to yoga to rap and hip-hop music, you'll get a little bit of everything with the 11-time NBA champion. Here's what SI had to say:

"In his retirement, the Zen Master has taken to Twitter to recommend books, post pictures of his 11 championship rings and give advice to rapper Kendrick Lamar. He’s also been known to weigh in on all things Lakers, and two of the three active NBA players he follows are Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. The other? Bulls center Joakim Noah."


Other NBA athletes littered the list, including LeBron James. The mega superstar tweets often about his wife, Savannah, and children, taking you inside the life of one of the biggest icons in the world. Also on the list were current players Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant, and the always entertaining JaVale McGee. One of Jackson's former players, TV analyst Steve Kerr, made the list, too.