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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Luka Dončić

His predictions have been scarily accurate

Before the 2018 draft, Luka Dončić made predictions about his first 2 years. First, he said that he wanted to win the Rookie of the Year award in Year 1. He did that. In Year 2, he wanted to make the playoffs and the All-Star game. He led the Mavericks to the playoffs, and made the 2020 All-Star game, even if he struggled when he reached there, meaning that he reached both of his goals. If he keeps up this level of dedication, who knows how far he can go.

His rookie year was one of the best ever

Luka Dončić averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in his rookie year, making him the first teenage rookie to average at least 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, and the first since the great Oscar Robertson’s first year. Those numbers are also good enough to beat Lebron’s rookie year numbers as well, which dispelled a lot of the doubters who suggested that Dončić would never be very good in the NBA.

His first postseason game was one for the record books

When Luka Dončić stepped onto the court for his first playoff game against the Clippers, he probably didn’t know he was about to make history. When he left the court, he had scored a playoff debut record 42 points, along with 9 assists and 7 rebounds. This made him the 3rd youngest ever player to record 20-5-5 on their playoff debut, after Magic Johnson and LeBron James, truly elite company. This is yet another indicator of Dončić’s quality.

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