I immediately followed him once the account was live and could not wait to see what Black mamba would bring to the Twitterverse. Well it seems somebody in Kobe’s camp jump the gun. Read below:
In a brief period of a couple of hours on Wednesday evening, Bryant launched a Twitter account, amassed more than 35,000 followers and then abruptly shut the account down.
A source close to Bryant told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Bryant’s Twitter feed will return in the future and that a social media professional assisting Bryant in setting up the account “may have jumped the gun.” The source said Bryant will spend more time familiarizing himself with Twitter before the account goes live again.
Bryant’s account initially posted one tweet — “Can you hear me now?!?!” — and followed 15 people, including other NBA players such as Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul; two baseball players in Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals; and several hip-hop artists in Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.