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Nike, World Brace for Kobe Bryant's Twitter 'Takeover'

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Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIDecember 25, 2012

Get ready, Twittersphere. Kobe Bryant has come to take over.

According to Nike Basketball's Twitter feed, The Black Mamba will control its account for "a few days." In fact, they've even changed their Display Name to "Kobe Bryant."

Proof enough?


Btw I've decided to takeover nikes twitter handle for a few days. So yes I'm finally tweeting!! Mamba out

— Kobe Bryant (@nikebasketball) December 26, 2012


Many fans have shared the same sentiment: "It's about time."

Bryant has been one of the few professional athletes to not embrace Twitter. Although he almost always has heart-warming messages for his fans and followers on Facebook, Kobe never seemed to buy into the "140 characters" game.

Until now. You know, temporarily.

Whether Bryant will grace Twitter with his own account has yet to be seen. What is clear, however, is that Showtime is discovering a resurrection in Los Angeles as their leaders are becoming the characters we know them to be.

Even if they're limited by 140 of them.

As for those who fear this will become a distraction, temper your fears. Bryant has faced enough adversity for 100 men and responded by creating a Hall of Fame resume.

Twitter won't hinder his performances one bit.

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