So where is Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic?
The Dallas Mavericks are in Orlando within the NBA’s semi-permeable but anti-COVID-19 (we hope) bubble, set to kick off a few exhibition games before the NBA season gets back underway after a suspension that lasted several months.
Well, the Dallas Mavericks sans Luka Doncic.
Doncic has been traveling the world, making stops in Bora Bora (yesterday) and Tahiti today. Wait… what?
Luka Doncic having fun trolling Mavs fans
Luka Doncic took to Instagram yesterday to post a picture of him playing pickleball in Bora Bora, per the photos geotag.
After that, Doncic posted an Instagram story with Tahiti as the tag. As Mavs beat reporter Brad Townsend pointed out, no, of course Doncic isn’t in these places and if you thought he was, you also might want to check your ceiling, because someone wrote “gullible” on it.
Doncic is just (clearly) bored as heck waiting for games to start, taking to his social media to mess with people and maybe even give credit to the environment the NBA and Walt Disney World have provided in Orlando, likening them to notable tourist spots around the globe.
Or, maybe there’s some sort of larger plan or troll Doncic has here that will unfold through geotags over the coming days. It’s worth keeping an eye on.
Doncic wouldn’t be the first person to troll his fans or opponents via Instagram locations. I mean, remember when Joel Embiid tagged a photo of him and Hassan Whiteside with the location “BBQ Chicken”?
Trolling comedy gold, I tell you!
The Mavericks will have a few scrimmages coming up soon (one televised on NBATV, Thursday at 6 pm) before kicking off their regular season on July 31st at 8 pm against the Houston Rockets.
Rest easy, Mavs fans. Luka Doncic is firmly planted in Orlando and ready to work. He hasn’t rushed off to Bora Bora to be the world’s next great pickleball player just yet.