One MLB star just compared himself to the Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic.
If you are a Mavericks fan, there is a very large chance you are also a Texas Rangers fan, the team that plays just down the road in Arlington. If you are a Texas Rangers fan, then you know that the All-Star festivities for the MLB are going on right now. Not only do the Rangers have several of their guys playing in the All-Star game, they have one of the best records in the entire MLB, so it's a good time to be a fan of Dallas sports.
The MLB All-star Week is similar to the NBA's in that the players do a ton of media during the week leading up to the game. That's where the Mavericks come in because Doncic was mentioned by one star, and even compared himself to The Don.
Mavericks: MLB star compares himself to Luka Doncic ahead of 2023 MLB All-Star Game
"Compared? I don't know. I like Doncic. I like Luka. That's one of the guys I like," San Diego Padres' star Juan Soto said.
Soto is a star outfielder in the MLB and this self-proclaimed comparison is a fun one. In 90 games this season, Soto has hit 15 home runs and has 47 runs batted in. He is one of the most exciting players in baseball and has a bright future ahead of him.
Soto comparing himself to Doncic shows how big the NBA is compared to other sports. It's nothing against baseball, but I wonder if you ask Doncic who his favorite baseball player is if he has an answer.
Doncic is also becoming a global icon, which only further helps his case.
It's great to see players from other professional sports shout out guys like Doncic, who plays for the Mavericks. In the past, the answer would have easily been LeBron James, Stephen Curry, or big-market guys like that. Now the Mavericks have someone who everyone loves, or mostly everyone.
Doncic's game is hard not to love. How many other guys get a 60-point triple-double with 20 rebounds and hit the game-winner? Not many can do that. Soto may have just found more fans, as he connects with Doncic's fanbase with that answer.
Although the MLB All-Star game is tonight, on the other hand, the Mavs still have plenty of work to do to finish building their roster. We'll have you covered with all the latest news surrounding the Mavs and free agency, so stay tuned.