Kobe Bryant has been thoroughly enjoying his retirement. And just like our fave Rihanna, he totally couldn’t care less about the media trying to come for his “happy weight.”
The retired Los Angeles Lakers legend was spotted by TMZ cameras vacationing in Portofino, Italy with his family. The gossip site with all sorts of petty intent called out Kobe’s “dad bod” as the Black Mama laid shirtless by the pool.
Welp, it seems retirement has brought out Kobe’s inner comedian, because the former baller couldn’t help but re-post the picture in question on Instagram poking fun at his new “thick” self. “Objects on camera may appear larger than they do in the mirror,” he wrote in a funny Instagram caption. “Gimme 30 days. #challengeaccepted #mambathick.”
Kobe let the photo rock for a bit before eventually deleting it. But as we know, nothing ever really goes away on the internet. Now that y’all got your laughs in, please be advised that Kobe is officially in beast mode. His follow up post suggests he’ll be MIA from social media in order to get it tight and right.
We’ll be patiently waiting for that new body reveal, Kobz!
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