8-time All-Star calls Mavericks guard Luka Doncic 'the GOAT'

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Dallas Mavericks superstar guard Luka Doncic has taken the league by storm since being selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

He has already been named to an All-NBA Team four times, is a 4-time All-Star, won the Rookie of the Year in 2019, and has a Western Conference Finals appearance. He also happens to be taking his game to the next level at the perfect time.

Doncic has taken his conditioning and training to another level this offseason, and it's showing on the court. He dropped multiple triple-doubles in the FIBA World Cup's preparation games and is averaging 35.5 points per game after two games in the FIBA World Cup.

8-time All-Star calls Mavericks guard Luka Doncic 'the GOAT'

He is putting on a show every time he steps on the floor and he looks slim.

Although Doncic being an elite NBA player is a universal opinion, one 8-time All-Star thinks he could go down as one of the greatest players of all time.

Paul George hosts his own podcast called "Podcast P with Paul George" and he talked about Doncic and how good of a player he is.

"Luka is the GOAT (greatest of all time)," George said. "Luka's going to be that guy, and he's that guy now. With his size, his scoring ability, his playmaking, his I.Q., his vision, now we're talking about we're talking about (Luka) being the biggest international player now."

Paul George

Although the term "GOAT" or "greatest of all time" is thrown around loosely nowadays, and George wasn't actually saying that Doncic is the greatest basketball player ever, his compliments towards Doncic shouldn't go unnoticed. George also said Doncic has the chance to be "one of the best to ever do it."

This is a huge compliment coming from George, and he has gotten to see Doncic's greatness firsthand as much as anyone. The Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers played in the playoffs in back-to-back seasons in 2020 and 2021, and both series went to six and seven games, respectively.

George's comments shouldn't be overlooked, as the Mavs have one of the game's most talented players on their roster. Now Dallas just has to put it all together and reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2011.

Can Luka Doncic become one of the greatest players of all time?

If he can start going on deep playoff runs consistently, that doesn't seem too far-fetched.

We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors surrounding Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, so stay tuned.