He has posted 471 tweets in the time since, developing a following of 2,413,202 people along the way.
During the postseason, while sidelined with an injury to his left Achilles, Bryant has tweeted approximately 27 times.
This article highlights his best work on Twitter's micro-blogging social media application from the start of the NBA playoffs on April 20 until now.
The tweets featured on this list are included for various reasons. In some cases, Bryant provides a behind-the-scenes look at his rehab process that isn't typically conveyed through other forms of media.
In others cases, he has been simply hilarious, critical and supportive.