Soon after Larry Nance Jr. was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 27th pick in the 2015 draft, an old tweet of his was dug up referring negatively to Kobe Bryant’s old rape case, basically calling Kobe a “rapist”.  Kobe is already often hard on rookies so it was assumed Nance and the Black Mamba would have some serious issues with the tweet revealed.  Well it turns out Kobe is taking it much better than expected.

via Dime Magazine:

Hill: You know another important thing for young players to know is, to watch what they tweet.

Bryant: Yeah, obviously

Hill: You might want to have that conversation with Larry Nance.

Bryant: The kid figured it out himself.

Hill: I would love for you to Periscope, or somebody to Periscope that first practice with you and Larry Nance.

Bryant: What do you think I’m going to do to the kid? The kid’s like 19. He’s a kid, man.

He actually sent me a great message yesterday, which is really funny. I looked at it, and it was like, ‘This is when you know it’s about time to hang these things up, when your teammate writes you, ‘Hi, Mr. Bryant’ I was like, ‘What the f—?’ But it was really nice and apologetic about what had happened. I said, ‘Dude, listen. We’ve all said things and done things that we regret and wish we could take back. It’s water under the bridge, man. Welcome to the team.’ He writes back, ‘Thank you, sir.’ I was like, ‘What the f—?””

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