Sidelined with a torn Achilles and unable to travel with the team, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Game 1 of the first-round matchup between his Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs.
Bryant's insights delighted the Twitterverse, and ABC's broadcast often displayed and discussed his tweets at length.
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni was even asked about Bryant's online commentary after the game. That's when Bryant decided to hold his tongue (and his thumbs) until the series came to its final, grisly conclusion.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 22, 2013
What if he never muzzled himself though, and kept delivering candid nuggets throughout the series?
Here are five tweets Bryant wished he could have sent out.