Dallas Mavericks: LeBron James gives shout out to Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic got mentioned by LeBron James in his Dec. 21 postgame comments. See what King James had to say about the Maverick.

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic continues to produce remarkable feats on the basketball court. He set a new career-high by dropping 32 points on the LA Clippers in Thursday’s national TV game. Doncic is also scoring 19.7 points per game in the month of December.

The rookie never stops amazing Mavs fans. He also continues to produce numbers that compare only to NBA greats. Basketball-Reference Tweeted about how Luka’s rookie scoring compares only to LeBron James. The Slovenian is absolutely incredible. Mavericks fans should feel privileged to have him in Dallas.

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LeBron gives him a shout out

King James kicked off a media storm with his comments about wanting to play with Anthony Davis this week. The news should not be surprising. Every player wants to play with superstars. LeBron did share an interesting quote for Mavericks fans, though.

James was discussing his comments on Davis during his postgame interview on Dec. 21. Hear what LeBron had to say about Luka Doncic in the clip below.

LeBron mentioned eight names that he would love to play with and only one was a rookie. In fact, every player he mentioned was an All-Star except Doncic and Ben Simmons.

The reality that Luka’s was a name that jumped to mind for LeBron is a massive show of respect from the NBA’s best player. The rookie is making an immediate impact and is being viewed as a star at 19 years old. It does not get much better than that for Mavericks fans.

Final thoughts

LeBron James mentioned Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic as a “great player” in his postgame interview on Friday. Luka would love those comments because he has talked about his admiration for James on many occasions.

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Mavs fans should enjoy watching Doncic this season. The rookie has the team pushing for the playoffs in what could be Dirk Nowitzki’s final season. The Smoking Cuban will here to provide all the updates on Luka Doncic that Dallas Mavericks fans desire, so keep it tuned here.