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The Twitterverse is still in mourning after Kobe Bryant announced that he will put a moratorium on his in-game tweets after deeming it a distraction to the team, due in part to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni’s adverse reaction to being questioned about it.
Well, not everyone in the Lakers organization sees Bryant’s tweets as a distraction, and it probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that Metta World Peace is one of those people.
According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers forward was asked if he thought Kobe Tweets distracted the team.
“Absolutely not,” World Peace said. “I’m a distraction. I’m much more of a distraction than Kobe.”
“I love when Kobe tweets,” World Peace said Tuesday. “Kobe should tweet Game 2 the whole time, every possession, critique us, criticize us, chew us out. … I love Kobe. Kobe’s great.
“He should coach. Put a suit and tie on, a bow tie, put the Mamba symbol right here and get on the bench and coach. Drag that [injured] leg here. Kobe’s a great coach. Too bad he’s not going to coach after [retirement]. He would be a great coach.”
World Peace also said that he liked the back and forth between Bryant and D’Antoni after the first game.
“Mike D’Antoni’s slick, boy. That was awesome,” World Peace said. “I love that. Kobe was awesome tweeting coach’s decisions on the court and then coach tweeted him, or messaged him back. It’s all about that.”
It really doesn’t surprise me that World Peace feels like having anarchy within the team is healthy.
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