Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) is defended by San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Spurs 91-88. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Metta World Peace encourages Kobe to continue tweeting in Game 2


Apr 21, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) drives against San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (right) during game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT

Following some primetime commentary on ABC and being called just ‘a fan’ in an interview with Mike D’Antoni that followed, Kobe Bryant swore off twitter for game 2.

“Kobe should tweet for Game 2 the whole time, every possession,” Metta World Peace said after practice Tuesday. “Critique us, criticize us, chew us out. I’ll tweet him back. I’ll direct message him.”

While the Dalai Lama is actually the only human Wold Peace follows on twitter, he maintains that Bryant is a ‘great tweeter’.

“Absolutely not,” said Word Peace when asked if Bryant’s tweets were a distraction. “I’m a distraction. I’m much more of a distraction than Kobe.”

“He should coach,” said World Peace at the proposition of having Bryant as a coach. “Put a suit and tie on, a bowtie, with the Mamba symbol [on his lapel] and get on the bench and coach. Drag that leg here. I love when Kobe coaches. Kobe’s a great coach, though. Too bad he’s not going to coach when he ends his career. He would be a great coach.”

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