Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic changes his shoes during games. Find out why the Slovenian makes the swap in the middle of the contest.
Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic continues to blow the team away with his stellar play. The 19-year-old has hit the ground running in the NBA. He is averaging 18.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.3 3-pointers made, and 1.1 steals per game after his first 23 contests.
Doncic displayed another heroic feat on Saturday against the Rockets. He scored 11 straight points to vault Dallas into the lead late in the fourth quarter. The Mavericks went on to win 107-104 behind 21 points from Luka.
Before that clutch run, Doncic was struggling. He was three of 13 shooting from the field at the time of the explosion. Luka is not fazed in the biggest moments, but he also did something else to end his poor shooting run.
Changes his shoes
Mavericks fans have noticed Luka Doncic often changes his shoes between quarters or at halftime of games. That is more common than people think in the NBA, but here is what Doncic had to say about the switch courtesy of Brad Townsend.
I asked Doncic why he changed his shoes at halftime. “I wasn’t playing good. That’s my thing. If I don’t play good, I change shoes.”
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) December 9, 2018
Wonder Boy is a bit superstitious, but it is working. Expect to see him switch kicks anytime he is struggling shooting the ball. Doncic has been more than impressive during his early NBA career. The Mavericks clearly drafted a future star, and fans should be more than excited about Luka’s future prospects.
Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic changes his shoes when he is struggling during a game. Mavs fan will have another opportunity to see this phenomenon on Dec. 10 as they host the Orlando Magic.
The Mavericks are pushing for the playoffs in a loaded Western Conference and making it will fall largely on the shoulders of Doncic. The rookie needs to continue his stellar play in clutch situations and keep up his incredible scoring. Keep an eye on how Doncic progresses throughout his rookie season and how his game expands.