Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic could not be having more fun

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic did not dominate All-Star weekend, but he showed off his trademark smile plenty. Doncic is loving his time in the NBA.

Dallas Mavericks rookie sensation Luka Doncic continues to take the NBA by storm. It is more than his Rookie of the Year performance on the court, though. Doncic’s personality plays a significant factor. The 19-year-old is often all smiles.

For example, below is a video of Luka’s elimination in the second round of the Skills Challenge at the hands of Trae Young courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter. Notice how after the loss Doncic is all smiles.

Then, there are videos like this that played in the arena during the All-Star game. Luka and Dirk could not be having more fun playing a simple guessing game again thanks to the Mavericks Twitter.

Plenty to smile about

Luka does have plenty of be happy about this season. He is living his dream of playing the NBA and is an immediate star. Doncic is averaging 20.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.4 3-pointers made, and 1.0 steal per game in 32.2 minutes a night for his rookie year.

Since the massive trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas, Doncic numbers have only improved. He is averaging 23.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 3.0 steals per game over those six contests. Luka could be in for a massive 25 games to close out his rookie season. The Mavericks will put the ball in his hands’ plenty, and that could lead to gigantic numbers.

Another reason for Luka to smile is the Dallas Mavericks. He turns 20 on Feb. 28, but the Mavs are already building the team around him. The organization plans on maximizing his potential by making him the centerpiece of a contender. That has to be exciting for a rookie with just 55 games under his belt.

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The Dallas Mavericks are lucky to have Luka Doncic on their team. The teenager is a star on the court and off it. He continues to smile and bring joy to fans. Doncic has not led the Mavericks to playoffs yet, but it will come soon enough. Until then, enjoy the fact that Luka is bringing the team out of a rebuild, and he is having so much fun doing it.