Kyrie Irving trolls Luka Doncic with petty Shai Gilgeous-Alexander impression

Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder are amid a heated series in the Western Conference Semifinals, and the Mavs have the chance to close out the Thunder in six games tonight at the American Airlines Center.

The Mavs are coming off a big Game 5 win in which Luka Doncic put on a show, and Dallas could have the momentum they need to end the series tonight. Dallas' role players are stepping up, their defense has been outstanding, and Doncic dialing back his complaining in Game 5 helped show everyone who the true Luka is.

Everyone is going to complain at times, but Doncic focusing on hooping rather than trying to draw fouls within his physical matchup with Lu Dort worked wonders for this team.

Kyrie Irving trolls Luka Doncic with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander impression

A huge talking point throughout the end of the regular season and into the playoffs has been the chemistry between Doncic and Kyrie Irving, and it only continues to grow. Both players can take over a game at any time, and the way that they interact with each other is exemplary of their chemistry and friendship.

These two are often seen working together on shooting during the open period of Mavericks practice, and Irving decided to troll Doncic with his best Shai Gilgeous-Alexander impression while he was shooting free throws.

As Doncic shot free throws, Irving would throw his hands up just as Gilgeous-Alexander does, and he would walk in front of Doncic to try to distract him. This was all just Irving joking with Doncic and being petty just as Gilgeous-Alexander is during free-throw attempts, and it is good preparation for Doncic to not be thrown off by that during the game.

There is always friendly banter between Doncic and Irving during their shooting competitions after practice, and they push each other to get better. Doncic has taken every chance he can to speak highly of Irving, and vice versa.

These two players truly love playing together, and now they must find a way to end the Thunder and Gilgeous-Alexander's playoff run. Gilgeous-Alexander has been outstanding in this series as he is averaging 31.4 points per game throughout the first six games, and Dallas' defensive secret has seemed to be forcing players not named Gilgeous-Alexander to beat them.

The Mavs have done a great job at limiting the Thunder's role players in this series, and a big game from Doncic and Irving could mean that the No. 1 seed Thunder and Gilgeous-Alexander are going home earlier than expected.

For all the latest in-depth coverage on Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks throughout the 2024 NBA Playoffs, stay tuned.