Ricky Rubio To Kobe Bryant: USA Will Win Silver At The London Games (Video)

ricky rubio and kobe bryantKobe Bryant is one of the best trash-talkers in the NBA at the moment, but it appears as though he may have met his match, as he and the Timberwolves rookie guard, Ricky Rubio, exchanged words in the locker room area following their game Sunday night.

While Rubio was busy catching up with fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, Kobe intervened, asking the two if they were talking about the upcoming Summer Games in London.  That led to the following exchange between the two:

Kobe: “You talking about London?”

Gasol: “Oh yeah.”

Rubio to Kobe: “You gonna be there?”

Kobe: “Of course.”

Rubio: “You know you’re gonna get the silver medal, right?  You know that!”

Kobe: “Sheeeet.  I’m taking bets.  If I win I get the key to Barcelona.”

Rubio: “I’ll bet what you want.”

Kobe: “I’ll take it.”

Spain to beat the USA for the men’s basketball gold medal at the 2012 London Games?  That’s quite the bold statement from Ricky.  We’ll see if he and his Spanish teammates can back that up come July 27 when the Summer Olympics kick off.

In the meantime, you can watch the entire exchange between the two international stars in the video below.

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