Dallas Mavericks 6’7 guard Luka Doncic is always hungry for more. No subtle digging. We’re just talking about basketball here.
Luka has had a season which, from his point of view and by his standards, could have been a failure as the guy clearly aspires to ultimate glory, i.e. the NBA championships.
But it was not a failure at all by any stretch of the imagination. People will always say he’s just a stat hog like Russell Westbrook or James Harden. But the 23-year-old has proven he’s better than that this season.
After two All-Star years and two All-NBA first team years averaging over 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, he averaged 28.4 pts, 9.1 rebs and 8.7 assists decisive this season and has won these accolades again.
But it wasn’t the same as the previous two as it didn’t end in the first round of the Playoffs. He led the Porzingis-less Mavericks without other star players to the conference finals only to lose 4-2 to the eventual champions – the Golden State Warriors.
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Luka Doncic has a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Skyhook in his arsenal
The players that the Slovenian sensation led to victory against the Phoenix Suns – the team with the league’s best record, are just one group of players apart from Jalen Brunson, arguably.
He averaged 31.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists in the 15 games he played and gave us one of the most exciting playoff series in years. If he had a little more help, who knows? He would already be NBA champion.
But anyway, he’s worked too hard to get where he’s arrived and isn’t even ready to rest. The man was playing with the Slovenian national team for the World Cup qualifiers as soon as the NBA Finals were over.
— FIBA Basketball World Cup (@FIBAWC) July 3, 2022
He led them to 2 straight wins against Croatia and Sweden and earned them a 4-2 record for second place in this group. But it wasn’t the 81-84 win over Sweden that impressed the game the most. It was 7’2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s goto shot.
Luka with the skyhook… He can do anything. 🔥😤
(Going through @pandahank41)
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) July 3, 2022
To see him add a skyhook to his arsenal would be something amazing, and we should remember when and where it started because this man, the way he progresses, is going to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
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