Bryant tweeted: "Emoji battle?"
Shortly after, he added a tweet that included five emojis of a trophy with the hashtag "mambaout."
Bryant, of course, was referencing the five
The emoji battle began hours before Jordan could officially sign with a team, after Mavericks small forward
At the 11th hour, Jordan decided to remain one of the Clippers, with whom he had spent his entire seven-season career. The center had previously agreed to terms with the Mavericks on Friday, but he couldn't officially sign with a team until the NBA moratorium ended Wednesday evening.
The Clippers won the free agency war.
But the spoils of the emoji war undoubtedly go to Kobe.