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Kobe Bryant won’t be a distraction, swears off Twitter for Game 2 vs. Spurs
- Updated: April 23, 2013
Kobe Bryant‘s self-policing seems to have quelled the small distraction that could have turned into a bigger one, at least for now:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 22, 2013
Bryant has had a lot of time on his hands the past couple weeks now that he is no longer playing the role of savior to his Los Angeles Lakers. Relegated to watching the game he loves so, he has taken to Twitter to voice his concerns about the team as well as give helpful pointers on what sort of adjustments the team should be making as their playoff series with the second-seeded Spurs continues this week.
Bryant’s new role as a fan has gotten the attention of over 2 million Twitter followers and the media. Bryant has been tweeting up a storm while on the mend and has let his coaching voice be heard loud and clear across the Twitter-verse, much to the chagrin of actual head coach, Mike D’Antoni.
“It’s great to have that commentary,” D’Antoni said tongue-in-cheek to reporters following the game.
Clearly D’Antoni doesn’t appreciate being asked about the opinion of a player when it comes to his coaching methods, let alone a player who is not currently with the team and won’t be for some time. Bryant sent out a whopping 13 tweets during the game on Sunday. By comparison, Derrick Rose has tweeted eight times since the beginning of the 2012-2013 season.
Bryant has been recovering from surgery to repair a completely torn Achilles tendon in his left foot. He plans to be at Staples Center when the series shifts to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4.
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