Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic made sure to remind Minnesota Timberwolves big man and everyone else what happens to those who talk trash to him. Not only do they lose, but they also get called out publicly.
After powering the Mavericks to the 115-108 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday, Doncic revealed that Gobert talked trash to him during the game. It started in the second quarter and continued throughout as the two teams battled in the clutch.
The Slovenian star shared that the Frenchman’s antics certainly added some extra motivation to him, and it ended up benefiting the Mavs and haunting the Timberwolves. And in a rather savage message, Doncic viciously fired back at Gobert for his big mistake.
“When you start that, you know, it comes back to you,” Doncic said, via Landon Thomas of Mavs Fan For Life.
Luka Dončić on Rudy Gobert talking trash to him:
“When you start that, you know, it comes back to you.” pic.twitter.com/7VWZXRX408
— Landon Thomas (@sixfivelando) January 8, 2024
Luka Doncic is a big trash-talker himself, but the good thing is, he can walk the talk. He doesn’t spout insults just for the sake of getting into the heads of the opponents. It’s just an extra layer of his characteristic, which makes him a really annoying player to face.
And as Rudy Gobert has learned on Sunday, when you talk trash to the Dallas Mavericks star, you need to be prepared for the offensive onslaught the comes after.
Against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Doncic dropped 34 points on top of six rebounds and eight assists. He was 5-of-12 from deep, with the Wolves unable to find a way to stop him and Kyrie Irving.
Hopefully for the Timberwolves,. Gobert learned his lesson and won’t repeat the same mistake when they face the Mavericks again.
Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving Prove Themselves as Top NBA Duo
Rudy Gobert’s trash-talk aside, it’s definitely one of the more memorable performances from the Dallas Mavericks, particularly from Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
It’s a huge statement win against the top team in the West and the best defensive squad in the NBA today. Doncic and Irving combined for 69 points, with the latter finishing with a team-high 35 points along with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Irving proved once again why he is the King of the Fourth, scoring eight in the final period. His best stretch came with 3:53 remaining on the clock, as he bagged six points in a 15-2 run for Dallas to erase a six-point deficit and take the 115-108 win.
There’s really no stopping Luka and Kyrie when they get going, and that’s regardless if opponents talk trash to them or not.
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