Luka Doncic is a 22-year-old superstar, The face of the future of the Dallas Mavericks and even the NBA. An All-Star and All-NBA player, but also the most humble and likable player in the league. He’s an international icon and what he’s been able to achieve in his short career is exceptional to even think about.
This season the Dallas Mavericks won 52 games and was the 4th seed in the West. He’s also averaging 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists this season and has been a joy to watch. They are currently playing the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs.
Luka Doncic has a hilarious exchange with Shaq
Luka Doncic has had to go through a lot this season. Even though he was playing at an MVP level, his team was going through massive roster changes. The Kristaps Porzingis era ended in Dallas. But the trade allowed the Mavericks to get way better. They won 50+ games this year and the new team fit well around Luka Doncic, almost perfectly.
However, on the last day of the season, Luka Doncic picked up an injury and missed the first 3 games of the first round. Dallas did surprisingly well without him and won 2 out of the 3 games they played. Since Luka came back, he’s been averaging nearly 32 points per game.
The series is currently 3-2 and has been one of the more competitive series in the entire NBA. However, that is something we expect from the 4th and 5th seed games. In Game 5, Luka Doncic carried the Mavericks by scoring 33 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
After the win, Shaq and the ‘Inside the NBA’ crew spoke to Luka Doncic. Shaq was impressed with how the 23-year-old played. He asked Luka to teach him how to say a Good Job in Slovenian. He taught Shaq how to say it and the latter said it back to Luka. The retired Lakers legend has always attempted to talk to foreign players in their language to make them know how much he appreciates them.
Shaq: “Teach me how to say ‘great job’ in your language please.”
Luka Doncic: “Zelo dobro.”
Shaq: “Zelo Dobro, brother. Zelo dobro.”
Luka: “I’ll teach you the bad words later.” ????pic.twitter.com/1v43Qd9OFQ
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Luka continued this wholesome exchange with humor. “I’ll teach you the bad words later.” The Mavericks star is one of the few players that Shaq likes and this dynamic between them is truly amazing to watch.