Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic checked in at number 70 in the FanSided 250. His fans ranked higher than 25 NBA teams and among the top five NBA players.
The FanSided 250 dropped this week. It ranks the top fanbases across sports and entertainment. There was something for everybody on the list.
The Dallas Mavericks checked in at 125. That was 14th among pro basketball teams. The Lakers and Clippers were the top two NBA organizations this year.
See the 2019 rankings here.
Above 25 NBA teams
Only five franchises ranked over Luka. The Raptors, Warriors, and Nets joined the two Los Angeles organizations as the only ones above 70. That is incredible.
14th in sports figures
Luka was among the top athletes on the list. Only four NBA players bested him. Stephen Curry, Giannis, and LeBron should come as no surprise. The top basketball talent was Zion Williamson at number seven. That was a bit stunning considering he has yet to play in an NBA game. There is plenty of hype, though. Remember this is a ranking of fans, not talent or production.
Luka Doncic is only going to move up on the list. The reigning Rookie of the Year is in the midst of another breakout season. He is averaging 30.0 points per game and is a nightly triple-double threat. Finishing in the top three in MVP balloting this season should push Luka into the top 50 in the 2020 FanSided 250.
Doncic is going to drive the Dallas Mavericks up the rankings too. Success means more fans. The 20-year-old is vaulting the Mavs into the hunt in the Western Conference. If they become a yearly playoff threat, they will move up too. It is a fantastic time to be a Mavericks supporter.