Video: Why Kobe Bryant ‘will Kill’ Sasha Vujacic
HoopsVibe’s Call: It was The Slovenian Elbow.
With the Los Angeles Lakers up 91-76 and on their way to a fourth and decisive victory in the Western Conference Finals, Sasha Vujacic got personal, throwing an elbow at countryman and mortal enemy Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic.
Vujacic and Dragic – both hailing from Slovenia, a tiny republic on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – often resemble Hollywood socialites with their beef both on-and-off court.
Anyway, the refs caught Vujacic’s elbow, assessed a flagrant foul and, suddenly, the Suns had enough energy for a fourth-quarter charge. In a post-game interview with Craig Sager, Kobe Bryant said he would ‘kill’ The Machine (Vujacic) for such a lapse in judgement.
Check out our grainy video and get at us with thoughts on Vujacic and Dragic’s feud.