There are a number of athletes not on Twitter, but there are 3 that I would LOVE to see join. Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan & Charles Barkley. I know the odds are not on my side, but we may be a step closer with the Black Mamba.
Kobe took over Nike’s basketball Twitter feed on Christmas for 3 days and gave it a little test run. Check out what he tweeted and what he said about joining Twitter after his experience with it…
*Tweets above in gallery*
According to Eric Pincus at LATimes:
“It was cool. It was just fun. I had a good time talking with a lot of the fans,” said Bryant. “The coolest thing about that was the one-on-one interaction. It was like I was getting flooded with text messages from fans and it was pretty cool to be able to have a dialogue back with them. I enjoyed it.”
“The one thing about me is that when I’m doing it, I enjoy doing it myself,” said Bryant. “I don’t know if I have the time available to really give the fans the attention that they deserve.”
Bryant resisted joining Twitter for a number of years, but finally decided to test the waters.
“I really just didn’t know how to use it, but I decided ‘Well, why not give it a shot and just talk to the fans directly?’ I found it to be enjoyable. I had a good time,” he said. “I heard a lot of great comments. You’re able to get a lot of great feedback about the game but also about the product as well — what they thought, what they like, what they didn’t like. It’s the best way to gauge reaction.”