Kobe Bryant Officially Joins Twitter With Tweet Acknowledging That He’s Socially Awkward
So Lakers great and consensus Top 15 player of all times Kobe Bryant decided to amplify his social media presence on Friday, officially launching joining twitter with his already verified @kobebryant handle.
The Black Mamba (or other Black Mamba depending on how much you’re rolling with Oregon football star and actual LA native De’Anthony Thomas) made his debut on the popular social networking site with a simple yet accurate tweet:
The antisocial has become social
Naturally Lakers fans and basketball squares got their panties in a bundle over Kobe deciding to enter the public sphere, with arguably the 3rd best player in Lakers history (behind Kareem and Magic in whichever order you prefer) getting more than 150,000 followers within a few hours of uploading the tweet.
It is unclear whether or not Kobe was actually responsible for the tweet, or if it was some social media savvy square-brain type(s) gathered in an office pretending to be Kobe, but given the narcissistic tone of the tweet, with Kobe referring to himself as the “antisocial” only time will tell if Kobe will be able to dominate at a level like LeBron James.
Nike was previously handling Kobe’s twitter presence with a pseudo @NikeBasketball account that was completely geared towards trying to spread the #KobeSystem and selling some product.