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Texts From Pitino: New iPhone conversations released

Rick Pitino’s fight to prove his innocence revealed one key piece of information the general public did not know about him before Monday: He’s an emoji guy.

When Pitino’s attorney, Steve Pence, released text messages between the former Louisville head coach and the men caught up in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, we learned Pitino uses emojis in his text responses.


Knowing Pitino is fluent in the emoji language, I hacked into his Apple account (the password was ‘bravopitino’) to find other emoji-filled (and fake) conversations in his inbox.

Have a look at what I found:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

23 responses to “Texts From Pitino: New iPhone conversations released”

  1. Booby Petrino

    Bravo, Drew!

    1. runningunnin.454

      You stole mine!

  2. ukjaybrat

    just. awesome.

  3. Rod Crandler


  4. Optional Facts

    The most ridiculous way possible

  5. BigBlueMeade

    Absolutely beautiful

  6. JTHinton

    Is this real

    1. runningunnin.454

      Of course!

    2. 4everUKblue

      Real damn funny!

    3. NashvilleCat92

      Facts are optional

  7. PillsburyThrowboy

    Who is “Wes” in that last text?

    They aren’t trying to throw Worldwide Wes in this are they?

    1. Yandros

      I took that to mean that both Nike and WWW were upset that the kid picked an Adidas school (UL).

  8. Rixter

    Looking at these, I can tell they’re real.

    Good work, Drew!!

  9. BobNWeaver

    Drew doing was Drew does Best!!!

  10. Pitinoiscoach2


  11. Irwin R. Fletcher

    You created this entire post & all the images contained therein just for the very last emoji set.

    Well done, homey.

  12. Blue Bill

    Simply awesome! Genius.

  13. UK Big Board Update

    This is really gonna make Luether’s butt hurt! 🙂 🙂

    HE IS SO MAD!!!

    1. UK Big Board Update


  14. BUCats

    Man I have missed these. This is what makes KSR great!

  15. Dallas

    This is amazing!!!!

  16. Sentient Third Eye

    NIce try, Drew, but all you did was prove that you can’t really parody something that is a self-parody itself…

  17. foamfinger

    I like how lawyer Pence’s printer started crapping out from all of the bullshit.