Lakers News: Analyzing Kobe Bryant’s Twitter Rant About LA’s Future Plans

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant recently took to Twitter to discuss several aspects of the franchise's developing future. He displayed an understanding of the business of the NBA, but his renowned competitiveness bled through in shades of gold and really stood out.

Bryant is turning 35 in August and is coming off of a torn left Achilles tendon, but any sign of dwelling on that was dismissed—as might be expected from the Black Mamba.

To kick things off with the first big development of the offseason, it appeared that Bryant utilized the 24-hour rule brilliantly regarding Dwight Howard's decision to leave the Lakers after just one season.

Rather than rail against him for leaving, Bryant was wisely classy in wishing Howard the best, but implied that he would show no mercy on him.

(Warning: Some language in the following tweet is NSFW).

Howard certainly would have helped L.A. bid for a title next season, and the Lakers did come together better at the end of the season when their overall health improved and acclimation to Mike D'Antoni's system was enhanced.

It all came undone when Bryant got injured just over two games short of the regular season's conclusion, and the Lakers were then no match for the San Antonio Spurs in getting swept in the opening round of the playoffs.

Bryant was clearly not too rattled by Howard's departure—or at least didn't show it. What he did lobby for more was that mercurial forward Metta World Peace remained with the squad.

Unfortunately, that wasn't feasible given the difficult cap situation GM Mitch Kupchak is facing, and Metta World Peace was due to make $7.7 million this coming campaign.

Even before Bryant brought the Howard issue up to the Twitterverse, he discussed Metta World Peace's clutch three-pointer in the 2010 NBA Finals, which got Bryant his fifth championship ring:

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Los Angeles Lakers