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Ricky Rubio and Kobe Bryant Exchanged Some Playful Trash Talk

After the Lakers beat the Wolves Sunday night, Kobe bumped into budding Minnesota star Ricky Rubio in the bowels of the Target Center. Here’s a transcript of their playful exchange (although you really need to watch the video to fully grasp how cocky Kobe is):

Kobe: “You talking about London?” [to Rubio and Pau Gasol]

Gasol: “Oh yeah.”

Rubio: “You’re gonna be there?”

Kobe: “Yeah.”

Rubio: “You know you’re getting the silver medal. You know that.”

Kobe: “Shiiiiiiit! I’m taking bets. If I win, I get the keys of Barcelona.”

Rubio: “I bet what you want.”

Kobe: “I’ll take it!”

Kind of diggin’ the quiet confidence of Rubio. It’s almost as if he’s timid. He looks like a high school kid next to the imposing Gasol and sounds like a teenager shying away from the booming voice of Kobe.

[Link via Hoops Hype, Video via Complex]

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