For those Laker fans who missed the memo, Kobe Bryant is officially on Twitter by the way of his @kobebryant handle.
His first tweet:
The antisocial has become social #mambatweetsHe's tweeted 43-times since. Just after Christmas I said that fans shouldn't expect an official Kobe Bryant Twitter account when I wrote about his overtaking of the @nikebasketball handle for just a couple of days to help promote his recently launched Nike Zoom Kobe 8 shoes. Literally days after he was hash-tagging mambatweets via his own blue check mark.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013
Here's some perspective of how crazy quick Kobe's popularity is - the @nikebasketball handle that he teased fans with currently has 475,000 followers. Kobe's nine-day-old account already has just over 811,000 followers.
Kobe is currently following 41 people. The list consists of many high profile people such as Oprah, Timberlake, George Lopez, Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg, all to name a few. Strangely among those elite celebrities are no actively tweeting Laker legends like @MagicJohnson, @kaj33 or @James_Worthy42.
Some say the socially tweeting Mamba is a bad idea as his team is on a 6-game losing streak (5 since hatching) but tonight that streak was snapped. The Lakers beat the worst team in the league, the Cleveland Cav's, 113-93. They're crawling back up and are now 5-games below .500.
If you're married to the Lakers like I am, following @Lakers and @kobebryant is a must.