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New Laker point guard Kendall Marshall begs for a Twitter follow from Kobe Bryant

Kelly Dwyer
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"It's 'at K-b-u-t-t-e-r, five.'" (Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant doesn’t follow me on Twitter, he infamously doesn’t follow Dwight Howard on Twitter any more, and unless you’re one of the lucky 853, he probably doesn’t follow you on Twitter.

One of the luckier unluckies is new Los Angeles Lakers point guard Kendall Marshall, who went from being a celebrated lottery pick to league washout in just a year and a half after being selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 NBA draft. Traded to and then released by the Washington Wizards before the season started, Marshall was working in the D-League until a depleted Lakers squad – working without Steve Nash, Bryant, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake – reached out to the University of North Carolina product with an unguaranteed deal.

Given starter’s minutes for the first time in his five-game season, Marshall responded with a 20-point, 15-assist game in a needed win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Beaming from the effort, Marshall wants one more bit of recognition in the wake of his newfound stardom – a Twitter follow from Kobe Bryant:

Seeing as how Bryant has tweeted just twice since Dec. 19, and considering the tweet he sent out just before Marshall sent his plea out …

… we’re not expecting a follow back any time soon. Those things are kind of desperate, anyway.

(Hat-tip: For the Win.)

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Kelly Dwyer is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at KDonhoops@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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