Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/26/12
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Kobe Bryant has only recently begun to embrace social media, posting somewhat regularly on his Facebook account over the last year. Recently, the Lakers all-star guard hinted that he'd start a Twitter account. Perhaps in a test run, Bryant commandeered the @nikebasketball handle on Christmas Day. Bryant's first tweet was at 11:09 a.m., "Merry Christmas! Enjoy the ones you love countonfamily," which included a photo of Bryant with his family. After Tuesday's win over the New York Knicks, Bryant wrote "14-14 not great but we are getting better. It's all about the journey countonchallenges." He also posted pictures of his late-night 20-minute ice bath, noting that "the hardest part is getting over the first two minutes." Bryant will apparently use the Nike account for a few days -- noting, "So yes I'm finally tweeting!! Mamba out." -Eric Pincus
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