It was a seminal moment, on Sept. 7, 2011, when Kobe Bryant Tweeted "Can you hear me now?!?!" He quickly broke the 10K follower mark. But then, within hours, those followers were greeted by a message declaring "The profile you are trying to view has been suspended" when they checked back to see what @KobeBryant had to say next.

As the clock approached Sept. 8, 2011, Yahoo! Sports's Adrian Wojnarowski Twit-reported, "What happened to @KobeBryant account that appeared, then disappeared? Released prematurely, a source tells Y! Yet it will return again."


On the third day.

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