As soon as Dwight Howard made his decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers, people noticed that Kobe Bryant unfollowed his former teammate on Twitter. Naturally, no one was surprised and thought that Kobe was a little bitter and just wanted to shut Howard out. Well, he turned to Twitter to explain why he decided to unfollow Dwight.
I wish d12 the best honestly. I just find it hard to follow players that wanna kick my teams ass #thatsjustme
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 9, 2013
So there you go. Kobe just doesn’t want to follow the people that he considers foes on the basketball court, and it doesn’t seem to be anything personal. I went through most of Kobe’s followers and it seems that he is not contradicting himself.
The NBA players that the Black Mamba is following through the social networking site all seem to be Lakers players. The closest to a “foe” that I came across was Mark Cuban, and it is a little ironic considering the little Twitter beef the two had when Cuban suggested that LA should explore the option of using the amnesty clause on Kobe. That will obviously not be happening, and the Lakers are instead rumored to be using the clause on getting rid of Metta World Peace’s contract.