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Mavs star Luka Doncic recalled the last time he saw Kobe Bryant. This year, it looks like he has learned so much from that night. Doncic has been blazing up the NBA playoffs this season. So much that the Dallas Mavericks are looking to advance to the next round. This is all in his first year. Last season was the last time Doncic saw Kobe in person. Now the Mavs unquestioned star, Luka Doncic is trying to become MVP next year.

Here’s what he said happened:

“He was saying some bad words in my Language (Slovenian) and – I was like Who’s talking to me in my Language ? Just looked behind and He’s Kobe! He was amazing I’ll never forget this day, I took a picture with him, He was one of the guys I looked up to”

Doncic had a great year this year. He was a top five scorer. Earlier in the season though he was an MVP candidate. What’s next in his development? Making that caliber of play last. The “Mamba Mentality” will get him there.