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Kobe Bryant talks about Kyrie Irving as a player and the $50,000 bet to go 1 on 1
"He said he needed to get his money up a little bit and he was going to play me," Bryant said. "But he doesn't want that problem."
Underneath all of Bryant's trash talk is a deep respect for Irving, mostly based off their time together over the summer at Team USA camp.
"Him challenging me to a one-on-one game, he's confident or crazy, one or the other," Bryant said. "But he works extremely hard and I was really impressed with him this summer going up against our Olympic team in practice. He really came to play."