If you happen to be a follower of Kobe Bryant’s Twitter account, then you probably noted that he changed his Twitter account photo to an image of the number, “1225” which can be seen below:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) October 1, 2013
For those of you wondering why Kobe decided to do so, here’s the LA Times Eric Pincus:
While the Lakers All-Star guard hasn’t commented yet on the change, Bryant is undoubtedly using the voice of outside critics as a form of self-motivation.
ESPN recently ranked the Lakers as the 12th best team in the Western Conference.
The sports website also named Bryant the 25th-best player in the NBA, dropping all the way from sixth just a season ago — 12th and 25th — 1225.
Kobe Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images