ATTENTION TWITTER HATERS: Kobe Bryant loves your trash talk

When Kobe Bryant first joined Twitter last month, a lot of people were worried about the hate he’d receive in his mentions.

Of course, Kobe wears “big boy pants” all the time, so that’s not a problem. kobebryantgame6rapradar

He recently talked about this when he was a guest on Max and Marcellus:

It’s all fun. It’s pretty cool to have that global reach without a filter. It’s fun. I enjoy fans on Twitter who trash talk and they talk about,  whether it’s the Celtics or the Heat, who’s the best and this that and the other. A lot of people were really worried about me being on Twitter because of criticism and how many quote unquote “haters” there are and this that and the other. It’s fun. I enjoy the trash talk.

Kobe also explained what made him finally join up to Twitter:

I woke up one day and came up with an idea of taking over Nike’s Twitter handle. I said, “This would be a fun thing to do, we’ve got a new shoe coming out. Give me the keys and let me drive the car,” and I enjoyed it. One day I just woke up and just said, “You know what? I’ma do it.”

Bryant joined Twitter on January 4th and already is closing in on 1,200,000 followers.

Written by Ross Pickering

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