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We have heard of athletes hitting up Twitter to refute phony reports, but how many athletes respond via Twitter to refute fake reports started by phony Twitter accounts? Kobe Bryant is one of those guys. Why? Probably because he relishes the opportunity to put his doubters in place, even if his doubters are make believe.
The whole thing started on Sunday night when a fake Twitter account of someone pretending to be Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that Kobe was supposedly retiring. Note that this fake account has three “O’s” in Yahoo! where there should be two:
Somehow that tweet managed to receive 288 retweets, including retweets from some pretty big sports figures on Twitter. It apparently made enough noise to prompt Kobe to respond:
Really?? Me. Retire?? Soon, but not yet Vino still has work to do #35 #OG #kbvff
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 20, 2013
Did we really think Kobe was going to retire? Not a chance. There’s no way that guy would go out with a torn ...
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At this point it’s a footnote to a Hall of Fame career, but remember that Kobe Bryant was once (very briefly) property of the Charlotte Hornets. The story goes that the Lakers and Hornets worked out a trade the day before the 1996 NBA draft, and that Los Angeles told Charlotte to select Bryant with their first-round pick at the very last...
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‘Kobe Bryant with the dagger!’ Literally.
On a nostalgic day for NBA fans with the news that the Charlotte Bobcats will once again be called the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe Bryant decided to have some fun at a bad decision the Hornets made in 1996.
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by: Michael Richard-Webb Really?? Me. Retire?? Soon, but not yet Vino still has work to do #35 #OG #kbvff — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 20, 2013 The Shaq & Kobe duo which was a dominating force from 96-04 Kobe Bryant had inadvertently fueled the talk over the weekend with a Facebook post about [...]
In honor of Charlotte's decision to change from the Bobcats back to the Hornets, Kobe Bryant posted a photo from 1996 after he had been drafted by the old Hornets.
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Kobe isn’t a dumb person, no matter what you think of Dwight Howard personally, if he leaves the Lakers, it will lessen their chances of winning next year.
Next year, maybe all that Kobe has left, so it makes sense that he will try to convince him to stay. He has no real alternative but to try to make it work with Dwight.
Lakers are ready to hitch their wagon to Dwight for the...
Thanks to my bud Joshua for this from Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa's Instagram feed. He says:
it appears kobe bryant and his wife and also matt leinart were all chilling with a mini pony this weekend
And then Deadspin and KSK picked it up from our conversation, so thanks also to Muzthetruthspkr, Nick, TJ and Sean for the heads up from them.
Now I had set out...
It’s a tradition as old as baseball itself — the old dumping-the-beer-on-the-husband’s-head.
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A Cubs fan doused her husband with a cold one Sunday afternoon in what appeared to be a completely unprovoked act of malice. As the wife explained after the game, however, the suds-dumping was actually in retaliation...
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