Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kobe throws shot at the commissioner and league

Kobe Bryant has shown some savvy on social media, but he may have drawn the ire of the NBA for his latest tweet.

Worth it.

While daughter Natalia played with "Little" Chris Paul, young son of his Los Angeles Clippers rival, Bryant had some thoughts to share with the NBA.

"At least lil @CP3 and baby Mamba can play together NBA can't veto this one Ha!" Bryant tweeted Saturday night during All-Star weekend festivities.

The Los Angeles Lakers, you may remember, worked out a deal two years ago with the New Orleans Hornets to add Paul, but the NBA, then running the Hornets, rejected the deal at the last second before sending Paul to the Clippers.

Paul has done wonders for the Clippers, who entered the break with the fourth-best record in the NBA at 39-17. They have beaten the Lakers three times this season, compounding the more popular team's woes.

Bryant did get his second superstar in the form of Dwight Howard, but that hasn't worked out so well. They are 25-29 this season, good for 10th in the Western Conference, and Howard is having one of the worst seasons of his career despite being a starting All-Star.

The NBA probably won't punish Bryant for the tweet. The veto was enough.

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