I love me some good trash talking! I know I shouldn’t, but I do! The Black Mamba tho? Nah, I’d leave that alone and that’s what Wallace ended up having to do! Lol.
With the game on the line Tuesday night and Kobe Bryant at the charity stripe, Wallace began jawing with the Laker great. Check out the exchange between the two:
From STEFAN BONDY at NYDAILYNEWS:
What was Wallace talking about?
“I was trying to get him to close his eyes to shoot.”
Now remember, Michael Jordan is famous for hitting a free throw with his eyes closed, and we all know how much Bryant wants to be like Mike. So maybe there was a chance Bryant would play along.
Turns out he would’ve – for a steep price.
“I had to make a big bet,” Wallace said. “So I told him just shoot the free throws.”
Bryant converted his full-sight free throws and the Lakers snapped the Nets five-game winning streak, 95-90.
By trying to read lips, here’s how Lakers Nation think the convo pretty much went:
Kobe asked “How much you want to bet/put on it?” and then asked it again. When Wallace answered anything, Kobe said “Put 500 grand on it.” (or could be 5 grand)
Here’s the video: