Equally intriguing were some of the Black Mamba’s answers to questions posed by the local media at a July 13 press conference. For example, here is what Bryant had to say about his absence from the Twittersphere:
I just don’t feel like it [tweeting]. [Laughs.] You know, I have friends and when I want to talk to them I text them or I call them. If you’re a friend of mine, I don’t have to text you and let everyone know what I texted to you. [Laughs.]
Bryant also said he is looking forward to tuning into TNT next season, assuming the NBA lockout has ended, to hear what his old paint-pal Shaquille O’Neal has to say as the network’s latest colorful big-guy commentator. FishbowlLA is particularly intrigued by the idea of Shaq, in his new broadcast role, one day breaking down a bad Kobe performance.