Luka Doncic: Dallas Mavericks Superstar Aims Subtle Jibe at NBA

Luka Doncic: Dallas Mavericks Superstar Aims Subtle Jibe at NBA

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Luka Doncic claims he watches less of the NBA and more of the EuroLeague
  • The 23-year-old Dallas Mavericks superstar is one of the leading candidates in the NBA this season
  • Doncic is averaging 34 points per game this season, the best in the NBA

2022/23 MVP candidate Luka Doncic has said he doesn't watch a lot of NBA action and focuses more on the Euro League when asked if he follows what other MVP contenders are doing.

Doncic is having another phenomenal season with the Dallas Mavericks and has climbed up the MVP ladder.

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Luka Doncic won EuroLeague MVP in 2018. Photos by Glenn James/NBAE and Peter Sabok/NurPhoto.
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The Slovenian is the NBA leader in points per game this season. He averages 34 points, 8.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 37 games. He is shooting 49.9 per cent from the field and 35.5 from deep.

His astonishing numbers have helped the Mavericks to fourth in the Western Conference with a 23-18 record. He is fourth in the NBA MVP ladder behind Nikola Jokić, Jayson Tatum and Kevin Durant.

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Doncic doesn't watch a lot of NBA

The 23-year-old said he watches a lot of EuroLeague, a competition he made a name for himself in before entering the 2018 NBA Draft, where he was selected 3rd overall, per Clutch Points.

“Not really. I watch some NBA games, but I watch more EuroLeague than NBA. But if it is a really good game and it’s on TV, I’ll watch it.”

Doncic made 216 appearances for Real Madrid, winning every trophy imaginable. With the European side, he won one EuroLeague, one Intercontinental, and three league crowns.

Individually, he won the 2018 EuroLeague MVP with Madrid. So far in the NBA the Slovenian is a 3x NBA All-Star and has made the All-NBA first team three times. He won the Rookie of the Year in 2019.

Kroos pays tribute to Doncic

Sports Brief earlier reported on Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos paying tribute to Doncic on his 33rd birthday with a special cake.

Doncic posted a new NBA record after scoring a 60-point triple-double. He scored 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists in Dallas' 126-121 overtime victory over the New York Knicks last month.

Celebrating Doncic's achievement, Kroos had a cake designed in the NBA star's jersey with the newest record inscribed beneath it.