Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic played and started in his first All-Star game on Feb. 16. See how the 20-year-old star performed in Chicago.
To be an All-Star starter at age 20 in his second NBA season is impressive. Doncic figures to be a massive part of this annual game going forward. He is also an MVP candidate and favorite to finish on the All-NBA team. Luka should only improve too.
He had quite the All-Star weekend in Chicago. Doncic dropped 16 points including a half-court shot that had everyone talking in the Rising Stars game on Friday night. He met former President Barack Obama and NBA legends left and right. Luka also received a ton of praise from the game’s best players all weekend long.
That was all before Sunday night’s main event. Luka Doncic was selected by his idol, LeBron James. The starting five included James, Doncic, Anthony Davis, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard. Mavs fans can hear Luka’s introduction here.
It was a wild back and forth game at the United Center in Chicago. The new format made things a lot more exciting. Each team competed to win during the first three quarters because they were playing for charity. The fourth being played to a set score forced both teams to lock in and compete. It was a fun game that Team LeBron finished off in the end by a score of 157-155.
Luka Doncic finished with eight points in his first All-Star game. Here is a look at his performance.