You would think Kobe Bryant announced that he was quitting basketball to join the theater with how much controversy him tweeting during game one has caused.
Bryant already told his followers he wouldn’t be using the social media platform during the next game because it had caused such a big stir. Likely he didn’t give a rat’s you-know-what about the fact that D’Antoni clearly wasn’t amused by it. However, Metta World Peace seemed to think the player-coach exchange was a joke. He said:
"That was a great joke. Mike D'Antoni's slick, boy. That was awesome. I love that. Kobe was awesome tweeting coach's decisions on the court and then coach tweeted him, or messaged him back. It's all about that."
Hmm… So maybe all of this to-do was because everyone misinterpreted it? Well, if anyone would understand something that’s not understandable, it would be World Peace.
And it seems like the person who is the biggest fan of Bryant tweeting was World Peace. At practice on Tuesday he said:
"I love when Kobe tweets. Kobe should tweet Game 2, the whole time, every possession, critique us, criticize us, chew us out .... I love Kobe. Kobe's great. He should coach. Put a suit and tie on, a bow tie, put the Mamba symbol right here and get on the bench and coach. Drag that leg here. Kobe's a great coach. Too bad he's not going to coach after [retirement]. He would be a great coach.”
He also said, for no apparent reason, "I follow the Dalai Lama, I follow a couple of other people. I haven't gotten a direct message from the Dalai. I sent him a few direct messages but he didn't respond. I guess he's too good for Metta World Peace."
Finally adding that Bryant isn’t a distraction to the team, adding, "I'm a distraction. I'm much more of a distraction than Kobe."
This man never ceases to amaze with his amazing conversations.
Another day, another amazing interview from Metta World Peace.