Luka Doncic
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Luka Doncic took the NBA by storm in his first two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks. Mark Cuban, the Mavericks’ owner, shared his opinion on Luka Doncic’s uniqueness during his appearance on The Jim Rome Show on Friday.

Doncic had an impressive start in his NBA career averaging 24.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.3 assists. He is considered one of the potential candidates to win the MVP Award in just his third season.

So, Cuban did not hold back, when he talked about the basketball sensation from Slovenia.


“His desire to be great. His willingness to put in the effort. There are a lot of people that have come into the NBA with great talent, great athleticism, and that is what they have. They don’t necessarily work at it. They don’t necessarily understand the game. Luka is all those things. He’s got size. He’s got athleticism. He’s got the basketball junk to him. He’s got a basketball IQ, but most important he’s got this willingness to work hard.

Just as important, he recognizes that fans and the community that he’s in are an important part of his job or just who is. It is important to him to connect to the kids, to connect to the community, and those are the things you see with greatness. Whether it is in basketball or any business, people who want to be the best, but recognize that the people around them are just as important.”

The preseason kicks off for the Mavericks on Saturday as Luka Doncic and his teammates are facing Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.