3 Reasons Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are the best duo in the NBA

The Dallas Mavericks have teamed up Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, and here are three reasons why they are the best duo in the NBA.
Doncic and Irving are the NBA's best duo
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When the Dallas Mavericks traded for Kyrie Irving last season, many fans hoped pairing him with Luka Doncic would be devastating for the rest of the league. As things transpired, injuries and a poor supporting cast prevented the newly formed duo from getting any traction together. Everyone knows the story - the Mavs failed to even make the Play-In Tournament and sat at home all summer.

Fast forward a few months, and things look a lot different. There is no doubt that a full training camp and season together will help these two superstars generate better chemistry. Add an almost entirely new supporting cast around them, better tailored to cover their weaknesses and promote their strengths, and the outlook for Dallas is bright once again.

3 Reasons Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are the best duo in the NBA

If both stars can remain relatively healthy, the partnership of Doncic and Irving can potentially be one of the best (and unique) that the NBA has ever seen.

There are a lot of "star duos" in the league at the moment. A glance across the NBA landscape at the best seven pairings arguably looks like this:

Dallas Mavericks - Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving

Phoenix Suns - Kevin Durant and Devin Booker

Denver Nuggets - Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray

Boston Celtics - Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown

Los Angeles Lakers - LeBron James and Anthony Davis

Los Angeles Clippers - Kawhi Leonard and Paul George

Golden State Warriors - Steph Curry and Klay Thompson

Yes, there are a handful of others that could be mentioned, but when you combine star power, potential, and skins on the wall, those seven stand out the most.

Doncic and Irving have the opportunity to surpass all of those pairings as we enter the 2023-2024 season. Here are three reasons why the Mavericks' star duo is the best in the league.