New York Knicks President Phil Jackson makes $12 million per season, but that doesn’t prevent him from riding the bus.
New York Knicks President Phil Jackson can hide from the media, but he can’t from social media. Despite his $60 million contract, Jackson rode the bus, and Instagram user @Lou_Minoti snapped a quick picture, and it quickly went viral.
As you can expect, the internet enjoyed this one.
SB Nation pointed out the obvious.
Phil Jackson doesn't look comfortable at all.
📷 ig/lou_minoti pic.twitter.com/ok6FzgDS0Z
— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 16, 2017
Doug Gottlieb made a Melo joke. Pretty easy.
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 16, 2017
Other users got more creative.
— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) February 16, 2017
— PapaShooter™🏀 (@hennessyfirst) February 16, 2017
Just seen Phil Jackson sleeping on the bus. pic.twitter.com/FIba8mMsfQ
— Blake Gryffindor (@ChasingJason) February 16, 2017
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) February 16, 2017
Is this Phil Jackson's idea of zen? pic.twitter.com/PIXDe0jdBp
— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) February 16, 2017
Jackson’s team is officially on the All-Star Break starting after Wednesday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Zen Master isn’t pictured with a phone. tweeting more negative childish buffoonery about Carmelo Anthony wasn’t an option. Whatever it takes to get out of work, right Phil?
Up Next: The Knicks have a week off for the All-Star Break before they return to face LeBron James in Cleveland against the Cavaliers on Thursday, Feb. 23.