Luka Doncic voted the player most would pay to see
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was voted the player most would pay to see in a poll conducted by The Athletic. Find out more here.
The Dallas Mavericks are one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises this season. Predictions of fringe playoff contention flew out the window early on as Dallas piled up wins. The superstar breakout of Luka Doncic is among the many reasons why the Mavs appear to be a postseason lock after less than 30 games.
Doncic is the league’s new toy. The 20-year-old is in the early stages of growing into a face of the NBA where he is an MVP candidate every season. He has all the tools. Luka can handle the ball, shoot, pass, put down an unmatchable highlight reel, and so much more. That is why everyone is hoping to see him play.
Doncic has missed four straight games with an ankle injury, but it has not slowed down the excitement. Let us take a look at a recent poll done by Zach Harper of The Athletic.
Luka the top player people would pay to see
Harper asked 21 credentialed people (15 journalists, three scouts, and three executives) which current player they would pay to see play. Each was allowed to pick a maximum of five. He documented his findings in a recent story for The Athletic (subscription required).
Luka Doncic received 19 of 21 possible votes. That made him the most popular player. He was ahead of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, and everyone else. That is certainly impressive.
Doncic is the hot new flavor that everyone wants to witness. He is quickly joining the elite class with Giannis and LeBron, but most have only seen him play a handful of games.
It is a massive honor to top the list. Having people want to pay to see Luka Doncic play is a compliment of the highest regard to his basketball skill.
Hopefully, Doncic makes a speedy recovery from his ankle injury and plays before the calendar turns to 2020. The Dallas Mavericks need him back and running the show, so they can make a deep playoff push this season. Stay tuned for plenty more Luka content and everything fans need to know about the Mavs.