A headache for his coach, Kobe Bryant's tweets during a Lakers playoff game were a hit at the NBA office.
Bryant has since decided to stop, saying the focus should be on his team, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he missed Bryant's online commentary.
''I thought it was fascinating,'' Silver said at a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors.
Unable to sit on the Lakers' bench after his season-ending torn Achilles, Bryant appeared to spend most of their 91-79 Game 1 loss to San Antonio on Sunday online, offering some pointed analysis of what he was seeing.
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni later called Bryant a ''fan'' when asked about the tweets during the game, which Bryant laughed off when he heard it.
''His coach said, he's a fan now, that's what fans do,'' Silver said.
NBA players are prohibited from posting on social media from 45 minutes before games until they have finished their media responsibilities afterward. Silver doesn't think that rule needs to be ex...