Lakers Twitter account goes down during Kobe's finale

Kobe Bryant's farewell game was bound to be an event of worldwide interest, with fans flooding social media all day with #MambaDay tributes and #MambaMemories. Then, at the moment that Bryant took the court for the final time, that came to a grinding halt.

The site didn't completely go down, but scheduled tweets failed to send and some users experienced difficulties accessing the site and sending tweets.

But that was nothing compared to later in the game, when the Lakers' official Twitter account disappeared completely.

The @Lakers account appeared back on the site with about eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, after not having tweeted for more than 30 minutes.