Luka Dončić was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to Mirjam Poterbin, owner of beauty salons and Saša Dončić, who was a basketball coach and former basketball player.
Can you guess who inspired Luka to hoop? His parents filed for divorce in 2008 while Luka was only 9 years old, with his mother Mirjam receiving custody and legal guardianship of Luka. Mirjam is Slovenian while his father, Sasa, is of Serbian descent as well as a bit Slovenian.
The story of Luka begins when he was a mere 7 years old, the first time his parents saw him touch a basketball. By age one, he was quite often consumed by playing with a miniature hoop in his room.
He’s still not old enough to reach the legal age to have a drink in the United States – at an astonishing 20 years old, Luka will have many, many years ahead of him to be able to contribute to his story through his actions.