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Kobe Bryant wants to 'shock the world' with D'Angelo Russell, tweets him it's all love

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Nothing brings Kobe Bryant and D'Angelo Russell together like... Tracy McGrady?

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We have been waiting for it ever since D'Angelo Russell tweeted that Tracy McGrady might have been the greatest player of all time on Thursday and it finally happened: Russell teammate, McGrady contemporary, and man who probably thinks of himself as the GOAT, Kobe Bryant, finally responded and he only needed one emoji to do it:

Not so shockingly, Kobe is not that angry that his 19-year old teammate tweeted something complimentary about another player. Still, Russell wanted to make sure Bryant knew he did not want to start the next "Shaq-Kobe" or "Kobe-Dwight Howard" feud:

Kobe sounded fine with Russell having his own opinions, and just wants to focus on the upcoming season:

And it seems like Russell is ready to do the same:

So in summation, the two Lakers' stars had a calm and reasoned back and forth on Twitter. So the first time that has ever happened on Twitter, yet another record for the Black Mamba:

With D'Angelo and Kobe getting along this swimmingly, the secrets of the #KobeSystem will soon surely be passed down to the rookie.