Mavericks: Luka Doncic and LeBron James to put on a show on Christmas
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic and LeBron James to put on a show this Christmas
Dallas Mavericks fans were disappointed by the loss in the 2020-2021 season opener. Luka Doncic and the team did not play their best. The Suns capitalized and picked up a win on their home floor. Here are five takeaways from that game.
Christmas Day is the marquee regular season date on the NBA’s calendar. The league has five games spread out, so fans can watch basketball from lunchtime until the wee hours in the morning. LeBron James is no stranger to the primetime game on the holiday, but for the first time he takes on Luka Doncic and the Mavs. It is the master versus his apprentice in some ways.
James is battling an ankle injury, but there was no way he was missing a Christmas Day game. Here is why both men promise to put on a shot on the holiday.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic faces LeBron James and the Lakers on Christmas Day
The NBA got fans hyped for the marquee matchup by releasing a highlight mashup of the top plays from both stars. See it below.
Doncic finished fourth in MVP voting last season with LeBron second as Giannis Antetokounmpo won for the second straight year. Both men put up tremendous stat lines and led their teams to a lot of victories. There Christmas Day battle has a little extra spice because the losing team will still be winless on the season.
2020 will be Luka’s first NBA Christmas Day game. He sat down with Rachel Nichols on The Jump to discuss that and more. See the interview below.
Doncic can win MVP. He had an off night in the season opener and finished with 32 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. The 21-year-old is special. Expect him to prove it again with a massive performance against the Lakers on Friday evening.
Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss the Christmas Day game against the Lakers. The game tips off at 7:00 p.m. CT. Supporters should tune and enjoy because both Luka Doncic and LeBron James promise to put on a show. Stay tuned.