Any sentence that contains both the name Kobe Bryant and the acronym 'GOAT' is bound to automatically start a civil war of circular arguments and entirely biased internet opinions. However, upon hearing this story, I can't help but think that awarding the Black Mamba the title of greatest and most versatile venom spewer is worth the risk.
Put aside the actual playing of basketball, as rings and things aren't what's being measured here, and focus on how goddamn impressive it is to be multilingual in mind games. Kobe Bryant being well enough versed in Bosnian, of all dialects, to let a foreign opponent know that not even being raised on the opposite side of the world can save him from a customized tongue lashing is the stuff that legendary lunatics are made of.
So say what you want about his standing amongst the game's all-time greats, but don't tell me it doesn't take an unprecedented level of near-psychotic competitiveness to be the walking, trash-talking Rosetta Stone of perfectly translated insults. Kobe Bryant wasn't content with just letting you hear it while kicking your ass. He was going to make sure you heard it loud and clear in a familiar tongue. GOAT-level combination of savagery and adaptability, indeed.