Black Mamba approves of Red Mamba

Black Mamba approves of Red Mamba

Published Apr. 22, 2013 1:07 a.m. ET

Kobe Bryant might be watching the NBA playoffs from his couch as he recovers from his torn Achilles tendon, but that doesn't mean that the series between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers is missing any snakes on the floor.

In a pregame interview with NBA TV, Matt Bonner, the red-headed power forward of the Spurs, debuted a "Red Mamba" T-shirt, showing it off to the television audience, knowing that the "Black Mamba" was at home watching.

And what did Kobe think of the new nickname and threads?

Say what you want about Kobe, but his presence on social media has brought out a new personality that fans can enjoy.  If you aren't following him, you should be.