Things just got interesting in the NBA’s old school vs. new school era. Kyrie Irving, the reigning NBA Rookie of Year, has challenged Kobe Bryant to a game of 1-on-1. Kyrie just wanted to run one to see where he’s at, but maybe he hadn’t realized just how much of a competitor the Black Mamba is. Kobe said if he’s playing, he’s playing for cash….$50,000 cash!
“I’m not just a little high-school kid coming to you like Kobe, Kobe, oh my god! This is me…” Irving pleads to Kobe–to no avail–as you can see in the video.
Kobe fires back “Son are you crazy!?,” adding “you just came out of high school…you played TWO games in college!” The insults don’t stop when Kobe tells young Kyrie he is the same size as Lil Bow Wow! I tell you what, someone tells me I’m the same size as Lil Bow Wow we ain’t playing ball anymore, we scrappin’ lol.
The timing of this couldn’t have been better, just days after Kobe said his young Olympic team could beat the ’92 Dream Team. See how it feels when the pups get out of line Kobe?
At the end of it all the two agreed to play the game, but Kyrie ain’t stupid, he said give him a year so they can get it in next summer.
“50 grand to my charity…easy money, easy money…EASY money!” says Kobe.
I need to see this.
Who do you have winning the matchup?
My money is on Kobe.
S/O to DukeBluePlanet for the video