Love him or hate him, Kobe Bryant knows how to keep the media’s attention. Whether it is post game interviews or on Twitter, Bryant always seems to keep both his fans and his “haters” laughing. Throughout the first game of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs, Coach Kobe, not at the game because of surgery, was tweeting while he watched.
Some of his tweets included:
“I like how Nash is moving so far. Both teams a lil out of rhythm to start.”
“What I would say if I was there right now? “Pau get on the block and don’t move till u get it” #realtalk “
“Post. Post. Post.”
In real time, the problems presented in these tweets are exactly what caused the Lakers to lose their game to the Spurs. Kobe has played in this league a long time and knows what it takes to beat a team like San Antonio. His tweets are the only way he can vent his frustration at watching his team lose and give constructive criticism at the same time. The tweets are good for both him and the team.
It is very unlikely that the Lakers will make it past the Spurs in the first round. Bryant’s injury will keep them out of competing in the Western Conference Playoffs. He has already vowed not to tweet during the second game against the Spurs on Wednesday night, but the Lakers need a little help from Coach Kobe if they are going to be able to even up the series and possibly go on to win. Let the man tweet; it’s the only thing good that will come out of the playoffs for the Lakers, anyway.