What makes Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic so special: 5. Talent
Every superstar is uniquely talented. To be the face of the NBA, a player must be able to do everything. They have to be an unstoppable offensive force that can make plays, shoot, pass, drive, stop on a dime, and blend it all together. Luka Doncic has it all. His size and basketball IQ have experts comparing him to LeBron James at an ever more frequent rate.
Doncic has his special skill too. He is arguably the best step back 3-point shooter in the league. James Harden is the only other player that can make a claim at that throne. Last season, Luka has 94 of 262 on step back triples or 35.9 percent. Harden was 77 of 199 or 38.7 percent, but he played in fewer games. They were far and away the leaders in step backs taken.
Doncic also has an incredible ability to take over a game. He commands the tempo and pace like few players in the history of the game have. Luka Doncic can do it all. He is arguably the most talented offensive player in the NBA today as a 22-year-old. Doncic is going to keep improving too.
It is not just Luka’s incredible talent that has him on pace to be the face of the league. It is the package that goes with it that separates the Dallas Mavericks superstar.