Luka Doncic is changing the NBA and the key to expanding the game globally even further than its already growing
If you are a basketball fan you appreciate the player that is Luka Doncic, and if you are not a basketball fan then you should appreciate the player Luka Doncic.
Doncic not only is a domestic phenomenon but an international one as well. He’s currently a top 5 player in the NBA, and if you want to knock him for only being a second-year player and not give him that space then he is definitely in the top 10.
He is the cornerstone and future of the Dallas Mavericks, and will be heavily favored to becoming one of the two captains for All-Star Weekend, and is already in the conversation for MVP in only his second season, and did we mention he just recently signed on to the Jordan Brand as one of their new athletes.
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Oh, and in case it’s difficult to swallow all this information did we mention he’s only 20 years old, and only going to get better?
At this pace, he will outperform many current solidified NBA superstars in recent memory.
According to Elias, Luka Doncic is 1 of 10 players in NBA history with at least 10 career triple-doubles, and six of those 10 players are in the hall of fame.
The other players who are currently still playing are Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and James Harden who most likely one day will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, the fascinating take is Doncic is 20 and has only played 106 games.
He has become a phenomenon within the basketball pundits, some going as far as comparing him to a better version of Larry Bird and at one point if you never saw Larry Bird play, he was basically unguardable.
With all that said it’s not just what he has done on the court it’s what he is doing off. Capturing more and more fans not just in Dallas, but throughout the states. He also was well-received during the NBA games in Mexico speaking to the crowd in Spanish and embracing their culture, which in turn they embraced him.
If the NBA wants to further expand the game of basketball globally, which they have done an excellent job of doing they’d be smart to make Luka Doncic front and center of any future NBA initiatives.