Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic receives high praise from Chris Paul

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is making his first All-Star appearance this weekend. Ten-time All-Star Chris Paul was effusive in his praise of Luka.

The Dallas Mavericks are back in the playoff hunt thanks in large part to Luka Doncic. They have not qualified since 2016. The 20-year-old has vaulted himself into MVP contention. He was voted in as an All-Star starter in his second NBA season.

None of this is new to Luka. He was the EuroLeague MVP as a teenager. Doncic has always stood out on the basketball court.

He is enjoying his time in Chicago too. Luka played in the Rising Stars game on Friday night. He dropped 16 points and hit an incredible half-court shot. There have been many meetings with basketball legends too. Doncic is certainly making the most of his first All-Star game.

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Players have been praising his talents. Thunder point guard and ten-time All-Star Chris Paul gave Luka Doncic a tremendous compliment on Saturday during his media availability.


Fans can hear CP3’s comments here.  He says, “Luka is one of the guys I always watch”.

That is massive praise. Paul may be the best point guard of this generation. He is a true floor general and has been selected to the All-NBA team eight times.

It should come as no surprise, though. Mavericks fans know how exciting and exhilarating it is watching Doncic ball on a nightly basis. It goes beyond his incredible skill. He plays the game with a flair and passion that are almost unmatched.

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Supporters are in for a treat. The 20-year-old star is just getting started. He will become a fixture at the All-Star game and have the Dallas Mavericks in contention for the foreseeable future. It should be a joy to watch, so do not miss out on the fun.