Snoop Dogg explains viral “Who’s crying now?” moment with Mavericks’ Luka Doncic

Snoop Dogg clears the air.

No, says the rap artist and pop culture icon, Mavericks star Luka Doncic did not direct his anger at him when the Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Rather, it was a rather vocal Timberwolves fan who spurred Doncic on to a 36-point performance in the Mavericks' decisive win in Minnesota.

Snoop, who was sitting courtside at Target Center that night, made a recent podcast appearance where he gave a front-row seat to his side of the story and his perspective on Doncic's masterful performance, saying that was the night he became a fan of Luka Doncic.

Ask: Did you think you and Luka had an argument the day he yelled?

Snoop Dogg: “I was sitting there with my buddy Jimmy Jam. I was in town and had a show the next night. I'm a basketball fan and I've never seen Luka play live. I wanted to see him in action. Kyrie is a friend of mine. I just wanted to see good basketball…

“Luka didn't talk to me. It was someone who talked to me. [smack] to him all the time—every minute I was there, he would say, “Luka, you crybaby, you're crying!” Then, when Luka took the lead, he would say, “Who's crying now? [expletive]?'”

Snoop Dogg: “I thought so… that [guy] is a dog! He goes down, I like his going down. Because he [pressure]Do you know what I mean? That night I became a fan of Luka.”

Snoop also gave a preview of the rest of the NBA Finals, which currently stands 3-1 in Boston's favor: “They're behind right now, but it's a long series. You never know.”

Doncic and the Mavericks will try to narrow the Celtics' lead again on Monday when the finalists return to Boston for Game 5.

You can find the Snoop Dogg clip here (warning: adult language).

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