Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Kobe Bryant is plunging into the world of social media after joining Twitter. The aptly named @KobeBryant account posted its first message a little after noon on Friday, sparking off a firestorm of tweets welcoming the Lakers guard to Twitter. While a fake Bryant account has graced the social media site in the past, the new account is verified. The antisocial has become social #mambatweets— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 04, 2013 The strangest part — or the best, depending on your point of view — is the “Black Mamba”-style Twitter bird that Kobe has for his avatar. Check it out in the photo below. Photo via Twitter/@KobeBryant
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