Is Luka Doncic to blame for why the Dallas Mavericks do not have a second star?

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Luka Doncic has shown no interest in recruiting Dallas Mavericks a second star

Winning the championship is never easy, but one model that has worked is star players deciding to team up. LeBron James joined his friends Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, and the Heat won two championships. James convinced the Cavaliers to trade for Kevin Love to bring a title to Cleveland. The Raptors added Kawhi Leonard to win a ring, and LeBron got Anthony Davis to Los Angeles for the Lakers' most recent championship.

The Warriors built through the draft for four championships in that window, and the Spurs won five since 1999 using that blueprint. Dallas does not have that luxury as Luka Doncic will put them in the playoffs no matter the roster around him.

The Mavericks superstar is not interested in recruiting players to join his team, and he is not heavily involved in the team’s decision-making. Tim MacMahon had this to say about Luka Doncic on the Hoop Collective podcast that dropped on July 15.

"They seek his input, but he’s not heavily involved in personnel decisions. He has shown no interest in being heavily involved. He spends much of his offseason in Europe. He’s not a guy who has shown the desire to be a recruiter."

Kyle Lowry did not recruit Kawhi to Toronto, but the Klaw did not stay long either. Luka may need to get involved in recruiting if wants to play with another star, but that will come with age, time, and experience in the NBA.