Luka Doncic was another victim of Kobe Bryant’s mental games on Sunday night. The Dallas Mavericks were facing the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, where the Slovenian point guard starred a curious exchange with Kobe.
At some point in the game, Luka was ready to resume action from the sidelines when he had a little exchange with Bryant, who was just heckling the young player. After the game, Doncic was asked about the event, giving a response that reminded everybody why Kobe is one of the all-time greats.
"He was talking Slovenian. So I was like, 'Who's talking my language?' I saw Kobe and was really surprised."
This is not new since Kobe has plenty of stories trash talking other players in their native language, as he allegedly learned them on purpose to play with his foreign rivals’ minds. Even after retiring, KB24 is trying to help his Lakers win games, no matter the rival or their nationality.
In the end, the Lakers won the game 108-95, winning their second consecutive match after a 4-game losing streak.