Luka Doncic now eligible for biggest contract ever with impressive feat

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks finally broke their curse. The team beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-105 on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. This was a huge win, marking the first Game 1 victory for head coach Jason Kidd. Since being in Dallas, he had not previously won a Game 1 in a playoff series.

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving lead the way. The Dallas' duo combined for 63 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Irving got things going early, scoring 24 of his 30 points in the first half. His 30 points were the second most he had ever scored in a Conference Finals game. Irving was able to shut down Anthony Edward's comments before the series started.

Doncic too did his part. He scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and made key plays down the stretch, to help Dallas seal the deal.

Luka Doncic now eligible for biggest contract ever after making All-NBA Team

Doncic blocked a game-tying bucket with a 1:15 left in, then took the ball down the court for a mid-range jumper. His ability to get things going on both ends of the court, all but quieted comments made by Rashad McCants, stating that Doncic is a one-dimensional player who "packs it in" on defense.

It's no wonder he was named to the All-NBA First Team. This marked Doncic's fifth time being recognized with this honor. The Dallas guard received 98 of the 99 first-place votes.

The accomplishment also comes with some perks. For example, Doncic would be eligible for a super-max contract extension next summer. If he did sign the extension, this would mark the largest contract in NBA history.

He would also make up 35 percent of the projected 2026-27 salary cap. In simple terms, Doncic would make $346,338,300 over five years.

There's no question Luka is worthy of a high-end contract. He headlines a list of other accomplishments that make him one of the top players in the league. He has five All-Star appearances in six seasons with Dallas, a 2019 Rookie of the Year award, and recently finished as the 2024 NBA Scoring Champion.

He also finished third in NBA MVP voting this year.

Doncic's top achievement is making two Western Conference Finals appearances in the past three seasons. Not to mention, he also did this with two different rosters.

So what hasn't Luka done?

Well for starters, he has yet to win the MVP award. However, this seems to be the least of his worries right now. The Dallas star has his eyes on a bigger prize, the Larry O'Brien trophy.

If Doncic can continue playing at a high level, then there's no question he could have his first NBA Championship this season. The Mavs must continue performing well to make Luka's dream come true.

Stay tuned, for the latest on the Dallas Mavericks, and their journey to a second NBA championship.