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Kobe Bryant News: Kobe Bryant announces new Twitter follow system

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 16: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands during a free throw against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 16: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands during a free throw against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Almost exactly a year after creating a Twitter account, superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has deciding to go in another direction in terms of how and who he'll be following from here on out. The five-time NBA champion may be on the shelf once again with another injury, but he's staying active and will experiment with the following way to follow people on Twitter via Bryant's Instagram account on Jan. 6:

New twitter system. YOU are in charge of building our community. I will pick the first 5 to follow. They will then dm me who to follow next (1xperson) at the end of the week. We add the next five and then THEY will do the same at weeks end.. I’m capping it at 500 then I will reset and start over again #keepitfresh #BSFollowsuggestionwillgetuMUTOMBOED . I will reset tonight and pick my first 5 community leaders in the am #beglobal #beentertaining #besmart #dontbully #havefun #lakernation #mambaarmy #2manyhashtags mamba out.

Before letting it be known that Bryant intended to mix things up, the future Hall of Famer was following 848. The list of follows for Bryant includes celebrities, athletes, teammates and fans, but that'll all change once Bryant kicks this new system into high gear.

After suffering the latest injury, Bryant will be out of the Lakers lineup for at least a few more weeks. The current date Bryant is expected to return is Jan. 28 against the Indiana Pacers.

Although Bryant won't return for a few more weeks, the veteran guard has starting shooting at practice and is making progress in his rehab. It'd be a safe bet to assume Bryant will not rush his return in order to avoid re-injury.

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