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Kobe Bryant talks trash to Luka Doncic in Slovenian because of course he does

Is anyone surprised?

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There was an incident at one point during the Dallas Mavericks-Los Angeles Lakers contest Sunday night where a Lakers fan talked so much trash to Luka Doncic, he actually acknowledged the fan.

That fan? Kobe Bryant.

Once Luka realized who it was he smiled and shook Kobe’s hand. The two actually know each other as Doncic spent some amount of time with Kobe in August of 2018 and was so pleased he posted a photo on twitter, much to the chagrin of Maverick fans everywhere.

But the story actually gets better. Not only did Kobe talk trash to Luka, he did so in Luka’s first language, Slovenian.

Both Luka and Kobe are fairly well known for their respective mastery of multiple languages. That Kobe Bryant went out of his way to master enough Slovenian to get Luka’s attention on a sideline out-of-bounds play is objectively funny. Bryant was at the game with his eldest daughter Natalia Bryant, who took a photo with Doncic following the contest.

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