When Kobe Bryant joined Twitter earlier this year, one of the more intriguing subplots about his time on the social media site was the way he would approach his interactions with fans, critics, or anyone that just bothered to put “@kobebryant” in a 140-character missive. Would he reply at all? Would Kobe reply endlessly to dozens of followers, only to delete the replies to clear his feed? Would he send dismissive direct messages back to the followers, knowing that they couldn’t DM back? Or would he pick and choose, smartly.
So far, it appears as if Bryant is picking and choosing, smartly. The Lakers All-Star, who heads into Monday afternoon with nearly 1.3 million followers on the service, used the hours following his team’s hard-fought yet mistake-prone loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday to chide one fan.
Kobe Bryant chides a fan on Twitter for using the word ‘gay’ as an insult
Yahoo! Sports | Feb 11