Kobe Bryant is a big fan of his new nickname 'Vino,' even if his fans are less than enthused.
Oh sure, you can still refer to him by the former slithering and deadly moniker, but he has a new one he is work shopping around Twitter at the moment.
On February 28, Bryant tweeted this out to the masses:
Omg . My man just gave me a new nickname and I love it! Ha #vino— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 1, 2013
E=mc2 = #Vino— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 1, 2013
The reaction, as Business Insider notes, was not what the Lakers star probably wanted. Here is just a taste of some fans' opinions on the new name which is a take on Bryant getting better with age.
And then there was this shout out to the other newest and equally horrible nickname, Dwyane Wade's 'Wow' self-gloss.
@kobebryant thats still better then WoW— Egal (@clutchdagger) March 1, 2013
While there is a heavy cheese factor with the name 'Vino,' we will agree Bryant is far better than we thought he would have been at this age.
Seriously, the guy is a year older than Tracy McGrady.
Now when he throws down monster dunks like this on Josh Smith, we are willing to call him anything he wants us to.
It doesn't mean we have to like it.
While Kobe Bryant tries to get this nickname off the ground with the persistence with which he demands the ball, we will go ahead and assume this will be forgotten in a couple of weeks' time.
If we do buy into the new name, we can say the man is playing like some top-shelf wine at the moment. If the Lakers fail to make the playoffs, we may have to gloss him nothing more than 2-buck Chuck.
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