Kobe Bryant Posts (Then Deletes) Photo Showing Off His Post-Retirement Dad Bod (Pic)

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Kobe Bryant is currently vacationing with his family in Italy, and it looks like he’s rocking a pretty smooth dad bod these days.

A paparazzo snapped some pics of Kobe hanging out poolside in the northern coastal village of Portofino. TMZ published a few of those shots on Monday, declaring the Black Mamba “jacked & hairless.” However, judging from his own reaction to the shots on social media, the retired Laker wasn’t too impressed with his physique.

Kobe posted one of the pics to Instagram himself, along with the caption, “Objects on camera may appear larger than they do in the mirror haha.” Then he added, “ok…ok…ok. Gimme 30 days #challengeaccepted #mambathick #mambabeast.”

It was actually pretty funny, but for some reason Kobe quickly deleted it.

Take a look:


Not long after deleting that post, he replaced it with this one:

Mamba mode #blackout

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Not really sure what that’s about. Maybe he promised his wife he wouldn’t post on social media during their vacay. Maybe his publicist thought the pic would hurt his brand. Maybe he will emerge from his self-imposed blackout with 12-pack abs, like a majestic butterfly emerging from a cocoon.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]

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