Kobe Bryant teases All-Star Game comeback in viral Twitter exchange with fan
'Mamba' back? Kobe Bryant teased a fan of a possible return to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Jaime Campos

KOBE Bryant teased one of his fans and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers followers on Tuesday after hinting of a possible comeback in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game ‘with enough votes.’

An exchange between the Los Angeles Lakers great and YouTube contributor Daniel Troy, aka @Troydan on Twitter, has gone viral over Bryant’s apparent willingness to take to the court once more after walking away from a 20-year NBA career at the end of the 2015-16 season.   

Troy, a Canadian video streamer who creates and shares NBA-related video game reviews and commentary on YouTube, shared a screenshot of what he claims to be a conversation between him and the NBA legend via Twitter’s Direct Message.

“Hey man I know you probably won’t see this but the NBA is letting us vote the All-Star teams on Twitter,” Troy sent to Bryant’s official account (@kobebryant). “I was wondering if I could get people to vote, would you ever come back just for the All-Star Weekend?”

Troy does game reviews, reactions and commentary on Youtube where his “Troydan Gaming Channel” has garnered more than 558,000 subscribers.

He was surprised as Bryant reportedly responded: ‘If you can get enough votes for me… well then you never know.’

“OMG you responded! I’ll ask my friends to retweet your name! OMG Kobe!” replied an obviously astonished Troy.

“Good luck, kid,” answered the five-time NBA champion who has been known to be respond to his followers on social media on occasion.  

The tweet has been shared 1,600 times four hours since it was posted.   


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