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Lakers Nation Reacts: Kobe Bryant Should Tweet During Playoff Games Reviewed by Momizat on . The Lakers 91-79 defeat took a backseat after the game yesterday afternoon as most of the questions to head coach Mike D'Antoni were in regards to Kobe Bryant's The Lakers 91-79 defeat took a backseat after the game yesterday afternoon as most of the questions to head coach Mike D'Antoni were in regards to Kobe Bryant's Rating:
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Lakers Nation Reacts: Kobe Bryant Should Tweet During Playoff Games

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warriors-lakers-basketballThe Lakers 91-79 defeat took a backseat after the game yesterday afternoon as most of the questions to head coach Mike D’Antoni were in regards to Kobe Bryant’s tweets.

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Bryant isn’t allowed to travel with the team until the swelling goes down after his achillies surgery as he’s taken to Twitter to tweetcast during games.

After being called a “fan” by D’Antoni, Bryant didn’t know whether or not he should tweet for Game 2 since many believe he’s become a distraction.

We asked Lakers Nation whether or not Kobe should tweet and the response wasn’t surprising:

In our poll, 85 percent believe that Bryant should tweet during the games and that he isn’t a distraction to the team.

However, Bryant himself tweeted that he wouldn’t tweet for Game 2:

After his Achillies injury, the Lakers are 2-1 without Bryant after key wins against the Spurs and Rockets to end the regular season.

Kobe tweeted during those games and mentioned that he’s texted with forward Pau Gasol during halftime of the past games. Nicknamed “Coach Kobe”, Bryant didn’t hold back in criticizing the Lakers defense and their inability to get the ball in the post to Gasol and Dwight Howard.

It’s not surprise that Lakers fans want Kobe to tweet as his emotion and insight into the game as he engages with his fans excites everyone.

It’s understandable why D’Antoni would roll his eyes at Bryant’s tweet, but he’s earned the right after his 17-year career to tweet his opinions without them becoming a national story.

Whether or not Kobe sticks to his no tweeting policy during Game 2 remains to be seen, but Lakers fans will be the ones missing out on engagement with their favorite player.

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  • jody

    Kobe tweeting wouldn’t be a problem to most other coaches. D’Antoni is just an egotistical maniac. He is a fraud. He is not in the league on his coaching ability. He is EXTREMELY lucky as he has been blessed with some of the best players in the league over the last decade. He is massively out of his depth and if he is still in charge opening day then I am going on strike from all LAL activity. I’m not going to sit and watch him single handedly ruin this franchise with his delusional vision about how to play and the way he alienates his personnel.

    FIRE THIS GUY!!!!

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  • kimmi1277

    why is this even an issue??? shouldnt the coach and everyone else be more worried about how to stop the spurs instead of kobe is doing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bolotone Macvibes Bolo

    Look at it from this angle… If Kobe retired, gained a few years of coaching experience under his belt, then dedcided to Coach the Lakers..Who would you choose? D’antoni (23 yrs of coaching experience, with no championship titles) or Kobe (multiple NBA championships and Olympic gold winner)…..?

    • Kove Byrant

      damn straight, kobe.

    • hookedonnews

      I would never choose Kobe Bryant as a coach. He was not coaching the team during any of those championships. D’Antoni was a coach on those Olympic teams by the way. Bryant has showed zero respect all year, and his continued tweeting was not helpful. It’s not all about him, something that seems to escape him. He was creating a distraction for the coach and the team. Of course, he can do what he pleases, but undermining the coach is not something good players do.

  • Sean Campbell

    Kobe has earned the right to voice his opinion whenever and wherever he wants when it comes to the Lakers.PERIOD. He has put in the blood sweat and tears..D’Antoni is a joke if he thinks otherwise. Its understandable that Kobe would tweet his opinion and want to somehow be involved, he is a true competitor and now he has to watch from the sidelines…

  • ERIC S.

    KOBE KNOWS HOW TO BEAT THE SPURS IN THE PLAYOFFS SOMETHING THE COACH DOESNT KNOW HOW TO DO…FURTHERMORE DO WE WANT A COACH WHOS THE ONLY COACH IN A VERY VERY LONG TIME TO EVER BEAT THE LAKERS IN THE PLAYOFFS WITH THE BEST TEAM THAT TEAM EVER HAD TO NEVER MAKE THE NBA FINALS COACHING THE LAKERS IN THE PLAYOFFS…
    WHEN THE LAKERS WERE CATCHING THE SPURS IN GAME ONE AND EVENTUALLY TOOK THE LEAD THEY WERE PLAYING THE WAY KOBE WANTED THEM TO PLAY..BUIT EVERY TIME THE COACH TOOK BACK CONTROL AND HAD THEM PLAY HIS WAY THEY FELL WAY BEHIND AND IN THE END GOT BEAT BAD…
    SO WHO SHOULD THE PLAYERS BE LISTENINGT TOO COACH BRYANT OR COACH DUMBASS

    • http://twitter.com/PaulaCavy pacavy

      I agree with the following quote and besides what happened with FREEDOM OF SPEECH?What an insult to be called a fan. Kobe is the Lakers and has been for 17 years. His insight looking in to the game should be taken seriously. And when he tweets to us it makes us feel like he is there talking to his teammates and we get to hear what he is saying. Kobe, please don’t stop, we miss you so much. Kobe can coach better than D’Antoni and coach is butthurt. He is getting exposed and once again is a product of his players led by Nash back in his Phoenix days. The saving grace of this season is to lose in the first round just so D’Antoni gets fired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/west.present West Present

    Man no player should even see a tweet during a playoff game. If you on the floor or bench and have time to read a Kobe tweet then yo ass need to be traded. If you a Coach or player at half time checking twitter instead of focusing on winning then you should be in the social media forums not on a Pro team. This is the big leagues champ… #tweetonKB24

  • http://www.facebook.com/west.present West Present

    Man no player should even see a tweet during a playoff game. If you on the floor or bench and have time to read a Kobe tweet then yo ass need to be traded. If you a Coach or player at half time checking twitter instead of focusing on winning then you should be in the social media forums not on a Pro team. This is the big leagues champ… #tweetonKB24

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