20-year NBA veteran has strong words on Mavs duo of Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving

Jamal Crawford, a 20-year NBA veteran, revealed some of his thoughts on the Dallas Mavericks' dynamic duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving / Ron Jenkins/GettyImages

In a recent interview conducted by Landon Buford, veteran NBA player Jamal Crawford, who spent 20 years in the NBA, shared his thoughts on various basketball topics, including the on-court chemistry of Dallas Mavericks tandem Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Crawford expressed his admiration for Doncic, referring to him as a "special" player and comparing his court presence to that of a skilled musician.

"On the court, Luka is special. He is a musician, and he and Kyrie [Irving] will be better this year."

Jamal Crawford

Last season, when Irving was traded to the Mavericks midway through the season, he and Doncic were not able to lead the team to the playoffs as many expected them to. However, Irving has shown his commitment to the Mavericks, signing a substantial three-year contract extension worth $120 million, demonstrating his dedication to the team's success.

The notion of Doncic and Irving forming a formidable partnership on the court has captivated NBA fans and analysts alike. Both players are known for their exceptional ball-handling skills, court vision, and ability to create scoring opportunities for themselves and their teammates. The prospect of them collaborating in the Dallas Mavericks' backcourt is certainly an exciting one.

"Now that they have that chemistry of working through things, obviously, pieces. So, when Luka is playing, I'm tuned in."

Jamal Crawford

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The upcoming NBA season holds high expectations for the Mavericks, with Doncic and Irving spearheading the charge. Crawford's remarks further fuel the anticipation surrounding the Mavericks' performance. The combination of Doncic's youth and brilliance and Irving's veteran experience and skillset presents an intriguing and formidable pairing.

If Doncic and Irving can develop the desired on-court chemistry and elevate their play to new heights, the Mavericks could become a significant force in the Western Conference, which is undoubtedly the goal after their early exit this past season. Their ability to orchestrate plays, score at will, and impact the game in various ways could potentially lead Dallas deep into the postseason if all goes well.

As the new NBA season unfolds, fans eagerly await the performances of Doncic and Irving, hoping to witness the emergence of a powerful basketball duo that will make waves in the league. With Crawford's endorsement and the talent of these two exceptional players, the Mavericks' hopes of a title race look bright.