Luka Doncic Reveals What Kobe Bryant Told Him in Slovenian at the Staples Center

Published 02/15/2020, 2:46 AM EST


Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic revealed what legend Kobe Bryant told him when the late Lakers legend visited Staples Center a few months ago.

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Two days before the turn of the new year, Los Angeles Lakers played Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center. On what was a Sunday night, the arena was graced by the presence of club legend Kobe. After the game ended in a 108-95 loos to Mavericks, Doncic was surprised when Bryant started to speak Slovenian to him.

Respect. 🙌@luka7doncic | @kobebryant pic.twitter.com/wDu3Wr3ciW

— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 30, 2019

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📸 @kobebryant x @luka7doncic 📸 pic.twitter.com/6LBNUgHwyp

— NBA (@NBA) December 30, 2019

The duo seemed to have been involved in some trash-talking in Slovenian but Doncic then did not reveal what the talk was about.
During the NBA Rising Star game on Friday, Doncic was once again asked about the conversation. “He said a bad word,” Doncic said although he did not reveal the exact words.

“He said a bad word.”
Luka remembers what Kobe told him in Slovenian when he was courtside at Staples Center for Lakers-Mavs. pic.twitter.com/y01FPAereQ

— ClutchPoints NBA (@ClutchPointsNBA) February 15, 2020

Luka Doncic getting ready to be an All-Star game after the NBA Rising stars challenge

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Doncic is one of the two players- Trae Young being the other- among those who played on Friday and will also be a part of Sunday’s All-Star contest. Naturally, Doncic did not play full speed on Friday with a busy schedule coming up. However, he managed to register 16 points and five assists on the night. A notable moment from his performance came just before half-time when he converted a half-court buzzer-beater with Trae Young right in front of him.
 

Trae Young had to appreciate the halfcourt shot from Luka Doncic 😳

(🎥: @NBAonTNT)pic.twitter.com/aG6hlXwC2e

— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) February 15, 2020

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