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Video: Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant talk trash over 1-on-1 game

Jul 13, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT

That is classic.

Kyrie Irving challenges Kobe Bryant to a 1-on-1 game for $50K (with talk of a charity involved at one point) and then the trash talk ensues. Just stick with the video, get past the agreement and watch Kobe just be Kobe. Revel in his Kobeness. This is the new gunslinger in town challenging the current champ.

Irving tells Kobe “You’re not going to lock me up.” Kobe responds saying he’ll need a pick to get Kobe off him. And Kobe calls him “sonny.”

Kobe Bryant can drop 50 large like you can drop money on a Diet Coke, and while is not poor it’s still a chunk of change for him.

Hat tip to The Big Lead and Blue Planet for this one.

  1. bankai78 - Jul 13, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Uncle Drew doesn’t stand a chance….

    • dickclydesdale - Jul 13, 2012 at 6:29 PM

      This reminds me of when i’m at the basketball court at the park and some kid challenges me to a game of 21. They talk so much smack then i drop sky hooks and jump shots from any where on the court and after i destroy them they apologize for the diss.

  2. paleihe - Jul 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Watching videos like this, and Melo teaching Blake the step back, are really cool.

  3. sirclutch - Jul 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Haha go to 2:33, totally looks like D Fish refilling Kobe’s water bottles.

  4. loungefly74 - Jul 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    HA! that was very fun to watch! giving props to Kyrie. Kobe was the same brash way when he came on into the league.

    I love it…smack-talk…just like we used to do when i was a teen…playing street ball…at an elementary school court…with 8 foot rims…and with 50K not involved…(alright, i’ll just stop)

  5. aldavis4president - Jul 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Kyrie Iz siick!!…dat said…in a game to 21..Kobe wins 21-10 Hahah

  6. clickablecontent - Jul 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    lol – Kobe sounds like Denzel mad-dogging poor little Ethan Hawke in Training Day.

  7. scalfor3 - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    kyries got some balls

  8. passerby23 - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Ballsy challenge by Kyrie. I just don’t see him being able to stop Kobe. Size wins.

  9. dluxxx - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Little dissapointed. I thought we were going to actually see a bit of the 1 on 1 game. I’d rather see that than them talking about it.

  10. raidmagic - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Hahaha classic that was good stuff

  11. nokoolaidcowboy - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Kobe! School that young pup!

  12. allmyteamsareterrible - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Remember when people said KI would be a solid point guard but no all star? He is by far without a doubt the best young point guard in the league and will be right up there with the very best this year. Absolute stud building block for the Cavaliers. They deserve it too.

    • joshm5683 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      allmyteamsareterrible what is your basis for him being the best young PG in the league? Westbrook & Rose aren’t exactly old and are still on the south side of 25. Derron Williams and CP3 aren’t yet 30. Rajon Rondo is also around that 25 mark. Irving is a good player and he seems like a real nice kid, but I think after 1 rookie season in which his team was still pretty bad, its tough to call him the best young PG out there.

      • allmyteamsareterrible - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        have you watched him play? there is literally no weakness in his game, none. zero. zilch. He is proficient shooter with a natural jump shot (47%), can shoot the 3 at a high percentage (39%), shoots at a high percentage from the free throw line (87%), has great ball handling skills, is a proficient distributor of the basketball (5.4 apg), can split the double team and drive to the basket with ease, wants the ball in his hands at the end of the game and has already delivered on that (you tube it)…The kid is the truth simple as that. Westbrook and Rose are great players. They are players that are incredibly dynamic but there is no doubt to anyone who watches them play that there are weaknesses in their game. While kyrie may not be as dynamic athletically as either Rose or Westbrook, he has no holes in his game. None. You can not say the same for either Rose or Westbrook.

        Watch the kid play. He will be amongst the top 3-4 guards in the league, and I think that will be apparent to everyone after this season. The kid is dynamite. Oh ya… and he is a stand up individual with zero character flaws.

  13. Mr. Jones - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Reblogged this on Sports w/ KJ.

    • cullenand99 - Jul 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

      Reblogged this on Nobody Gives A F**k

  14. progress2011 - Jul 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    I think the score would be 19 to 21. Whoever gets the last shot.

    kobe can’t defend small, quick guards (CP3 & Westbrook abused him when he tried).

    Kyrie is too small to threaten kobe’s shot.

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