Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant will always be remembered as one of the fiercest competitors in the NBA. The 41-year-old (along with his daughter and seven others) were killed in a tragic helicopter crash on January 26. While the entire sporting community continues to mourn the death of the basketball legend, we look back at Kobe Bryant display his trash-talking skills.
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” @kobebryant #Motivation #ThursdayThoughts #MambaMentality #KobeBraynt #KobeForever @GettyImages pic.twitter.com/ebKSRP9pqG— Youth Voices -Rwanda (@Inziranziza) February 6, 2020
Bryant was present courtside at the Staples Center back in December 2019 when Lakers clashed against Dallas Mavericks. Lakers came out on top winning the game 108-95. A Lakers supporter for life, Bryant took shots at Mavericks star Luka Doncic. However, the departed star took his trash-talking to the next level when he called out the 20-year-old in Doncic's own native Slovenian.
Kobe was heckling Luka so he turned around and dapped him up 😂 pic.twitter.com/TASYCSness— ESPN (@espn) December 30, 2019
During his playing days, Kobe Bryant's opponents were frequently on the receiving end of his trash-talking. However, it appears as if Kobe Bryant was his savage self even to his teammates.
Lil Wayne’s new album “Funeral” is dedicated to his long-time friend and favorite basketball player Kobe Bryant, who was a known Wayne fan.— Lil Brick 🧱 (@LilBrickCEO) January 31, 2020
The album contains 24 songs in honor of Kobe, as well as a 24 second moment of silence on track #8
Two GOATs of our time! 🐐⚰️🐍 pic.twitter.com/WtmnI0dC1U