Luka Doncic is a 20-year-old, and in his sophomore season in the league – that’s how dominant Luka Doncic has been since joining the NBA in 2018.
There’s more to it than just a skill level
After the Mavericks played the Lakers last season, LeBron James told Luka Doncic that he was a “bad mother f*cker” and when ‘King James’ has those kinds of words for you, you know you’re one of the best players in the league. When LeBron James came into the league, all the comparisons were with Michael Jordan now that Doncic in the league comparisons is between him and LeBron.
Doncic is putting up stats like Michael Jordan and LeBron James, and he’s not even legally allowed to drink. He can’t drink!
Sometimes not being able to drink is a good thing.
Luka Doncic is still 20 years old and can’t legally drink alcohol yet; this has let Doncic into the gym more to work on his craft instead of a late-night out in the bars with teammates.
Doncic’s start to the season has been historical – there have only been two players who have had 40 plus triple-doubles at or before the age of 20.
LeBron James and Luka Doncic!
If you expand the list to age 21, you would add Hall of Fame greats like Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, and Isaiah Thomas.
Doncic is close to averaging a triple-double and is shooting over 60% in actual shooting percentage. At this age, no player at 20 or younger has averaged more points than Luka Doncic.
No player at 20-year younger has averaged more assists than Luka Doncic.
Only three players at 20 or younger averaged more rebounds than Doncic, and they were all seven-foot centers including Shaquille O’Neal Andre Drummond and Dwight Howard
Luka Doncic rise into the top 5 of NBA 2k 20 player ratings is among the fastest in recent memory. The Mavericks phenoms rating has improved 9 points since the season began, and if you didn’t know, that’s a lot. The NBA Rookie of the Year started at an overall rating of 87!
on September 6th, when the game was launched, Doncic was just outside the top 20 in the league, but Doncic’s average of almost a triple-double has helped him become a 96 in the middle of a sophomore season.
Doncic has tattooed the Latin phrase ‘nan de Sita’s nan XE eres’ which means never give up never surrender, his jersey number 7, and the image of a tiger on his left forearm.
Doncic is from a working-class Slovenian family. The phrase is a metaphor for Superior Court vision pattern recognition and passing skills – he sees everything on the court before it happens.
The tattoo is the Eye of Providence, a Christian symbol that represents God’s omniscience, and Doncic probably has thought the tattoo looked cool as it has become a popular symbol.
Many people in Egypt and India have used the symbol.