Dallas Mavericks: Top moments from Luka Doncic before turning 21

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic turned 21 on Feb. 28. Here are his top moments as a Maverick to celebrate his birthday.

The Dallas Mavericks had their eye on Luka Doncic for years. Many NBA teams did. He was a Euro sensation. Doncic played against NBA teams in preseason games as a 16-year-old for Real Madrid. He transformed himself into their star play by 18. Luka was winning EuroLeague MVP before he was allowed to play in the NBA.

The Mavericks saw an opportunity to acquire him and pounced. They traded up from fifth overall to third. It cost Dallas their first round pick in 2019 draft too. That was a small price to pay to secure Luka, though.

The laundry list of accomplishments did not stop once Luka Doncic came to the NBA. He dropped 26 points and led the Mavs to a victory in his second career game. It became evident quickly that Doncic was the team’s best player as a 19-year-old rookie. The front office immediately pivoted to building around him and his special talent.

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Luka has not even played two seasons in the NBA, and he already has records. It has been an incredible ride. Doncic leads the league with 13 triple-double this season. He already has 21 for his career which ties the Mavericks franchise record. Luka has only played 119 career games.

Doncic turned 21 years old on Feb. 28. To celebrate his birthday, here is a look back at his top five moments during his time with the Dallas Mavericks so far.

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