Mavericks star Luka Doncic reveals what a perfect career looks like for him

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At 24 years old, Luka Doncic is already one of the best players in the league. Only time will tell if he ends up having a career and reputation that rival those of the NBA's greatest ever. 

Considering that he already has plenty of accolades only a few others were able to achieve before turning 25 and recently became just the fourth NBA player to score at least 73 points in a single game, there are a lot of guys who would die to have a career similar to the Slovenian superstar's.

Still, Doncic believes he has a long way to go and that he hasn't won anything yet in the NBA, saying as much in an appearance on JJ Redick's podcast "The Old Man and the Three" (at 50:49).

Mavericks star Luka Doncic reveals what a perfect career looks like for him

According to the former Rookie of the Year, a perfect career means winning an NBA Championship. He also expressed his desire to secure an MVP award.

The latter might be the more attainable goal, given that he has been a perennial MVP contender since his second season in the league. In fact, Doncic was fourth in voting for the NBA's top individual award in his sophomore campaign. It's worth noting, though, that he has yet to earn a first-place vote.

Can he change that this year? That remains to be seen. He appears disrespected in the MVP race, where he placed just sixth in's recent rankings despite being on track to become the scoring champion (34.3 points per game). The fact that "Luka Magic" has the third-most average assists (9.6 assists per game) and is the best rebounder among all guards (8.8 rebounds per game) should give him a strong argument to be considered highly for MVP. However, Dallas's inability to secure a higher seed has negatively impacted his case.

The Mavs clearly have to do better at complementing the five-time All-Star with a roster capable of lifting the squad to the upper echelon of the Western Conference, as not only will it strengthen his potential to win MVP but also increase his chances of becoming an NBA champion.

Of course, their title contention hopes hinge heavily on Doncic. But time has proven that no superstar can carry his team to the championship alone. He needs help, for sure.

The front office deserves credit for a masterful job at this season's trade deadline, with the acquisition of two frontcourt players, Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington, having shown promising early results, including a recent impressive victory over the Washington Wizards.

Hopefully, the Mavs can help the four-time All-NBA First Team selection achieve the perfect career he is dreaming about.

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