Kerr Kriisa after altercation with Luka Doncic: 'It's pretty easy to get in his head'

2022-08-26 06:45

Luka Doncic got involved in a little altercation with Kerr Kriisa, and after the game, the Estonian guard said that it's pretty easy to get into a Slovenian star's head.


Although Slovenia (5-2) comfortably beat Estonia (2-5) in FIBA Word Cup qualifiers friendly (104-83), there were some tensions at the beginning of the game between Kerr Kriisa and Luka Doncic.

The Slovenian superstar fouled Sim Sander Vene during a 3-point attempt and straight after the referee's whistle went to argue on why he was given a foul.

Kriisa then answered Doncic by waving his finger, implying that he shouldn't argue about the call. Both players exchanged some words and looks, but no technicals were given.

Luka Doncic

Luka  Doncic
Position: SG
Age: 23
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 99 kg
Birth place: Ljubljana, Slovenia

After the game, Kriisa was asked about the whole situation, and he simply answered that he stood for his teammate.

"We don't let people just step on us," Kriisa said after the game. "Otherwise, we could have just stayed in Estonia and not even come here. If somebody says something to us, we talk back. He showed a reaction, so it means it's pretty easy to get into his head too."

Doncic finished the game with 25 points (6/10 2PT, 3/8 3PT, 4/8 FT), 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 turnovers, and 30 EFF.

"Luka is Luka," Kriisa praised the Slovenian star. "He's a great player, and he played great tonight."

After yesterday's win, Slovenia has a 5-2 record and sits in third place in Group J. Meanwhile, Estonia is last with a 2-5 record.

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That should have been technical for Luka. All these NBA superstars that come back to Europe think that their EGO can overrule the refs call. JV, Luka... Big bodies, but act like children when somethig comes to differ their opinion.

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