Kobe Bryant Joins Twitter, World Subsequently Loses Their Black Mamba Cool

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 4, 2013

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 26:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a break in the action against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on December 26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Lakers 126-114. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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On Friday, January 4 at roughly 9:13 a.m. local time, Kobe Bean Bryant joined Twitter. 

There is no way of knowing if he also decided to join Myspace or Friendster, because, well, nobody would ever notice. 

You bet people noticed this very Kobe Bryant tweet posted on Friday morning.

The antisocial has become social #mambatweets

Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013

The 34-year-old has just one tweet, but as of this writing has over 36,000 followers. That kind of social media efficiency will grow considerably, especially when you consider that lone post has close to 6,000 retweets and over 1,200 favorites in just the first 30 minutes. 

The Black Mamba has the verified blue check by his name but as of yet does not have any images other than the start-up Twitter mascot. 

As you can imagine, the world freaked out the second Bryant opened the Twitter door and sauntered in with legendary swagger. 

This fan poses an interesting question about the tweet.

Greatest first tweet ever? RT @kobebryant The antisocial has become social #mambatweets

— Jeremy Repanich (@racefortheprize) January 4, 2013
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Ato Boldon awaits the end of the world. We may do the same.

Checking the sky for pigs and hell for ice. @kobebryant has finally joined twitter.

— Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) January 4, 2013

Slam Magazine's Lang Whitaker makes a good point. This could have been worse.

At least @kobebryant didn't go with "Testing, testing, is this thing on" as his first tweet.

— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) January 4, 2013

Now the antisocial is indeed social, but the kind of social that sees people in the corner of a party awkwardly staring at others as they sip on beer. 

Because Bryant still has no avatar and just one tweet. 

It's as if he signed on, delivered his tweet and shouted, "There, I hope you are happy, Twerps."

Well, we are. 

Hit me up on Twitter for more epic in 140 characters or less. 

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