If you had Rick Pitino going on Twitter to rehab his image in 2018, you win a fictional prize. Also, what in the actual hell is going on here?
Pitino, who has essentially banished himself from college basketball after a lifetime achievement of consistent scandal, popped up on the mean streets of Twitter a few days ago with a weird, yet harmless tweet.
For years I have stayed away from Twitter because there was very little positivity. I will stay completely away from cynicism and destructive words. I hope to bring a spirit of optimism, which is so needed today.
— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) September 20, 2018
At the time, he was not yet verified on Twitter, so many assumed the tweet was a joke. After all, if you want to reside in a place full of optimism, social media is not that place.
Rick Pitino would then tweet two more harmless things. One thing where he, funny enough, deflects accountability (just like in real life!), and blames a nameless graphic designer for typos and misspellings. Another was about visiting a basketball team.
But then, with my inanimate hand to god as my witness, our nation’s most polarizing college coach sent the following:
Alright Pitweetos start your day off with a healthy bowl of these. They’re verrrrrrrrrrified! pic.twitter.com/5k8W83u6Ne
— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) September 22, 2018
Normally, CBB Today does not traffic in random, not actual news posts. We prefer to keep you updated on recruiting and whatnot. However, this story could not go uncovered. Even with the account being verified, it’s really hard believing this is Rick.
Also, the idea there are Pitweetos is insane, but whatever, Lane Kiffin rehabbed his image on Twitter by doing some funny stuff. Maybe that’s where Pitino got his inspiration?
Welcome to 2018.
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