Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic was dominant on the court on Saturday night as he dropped 32 points in three quarters to lead his team to a blowout victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The game was never in doubt, and Doncic moved to 6-1 against Ja Morant in their young careers.
Luka is the early favorite to win MVP, and he has only strengthened his case in the first two games. Number 77 is averaging 33.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 8.0 assists to begin the year, but he is just getting started. Doncic is in shape and ready to take his game to another level.
The 23-year-old superstar has fans all over the world, and professional athletes from other sports are not shy about rocking their Luka gear. A veteran NFL receiver warmed up wearing a Luka Doncic t-shirt on Sunday. Here is a closer look before diving into why this is about to become more common.
NFL receiver warms up in Luka Doncic shirt
Carolina Panthers receiver Rashard Higgins got loose on the field ahead of Sunday’s game in Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wearing a Luka t-shirt. Fans can see a photo here. Higgins is from Dallas and was a three sport athlete in high school, including playing basketball.
Higgins is in his seventh year in the NFL, but first with the Panthers. He has yet to record a catch this season, but the 6’1 receiver was hoping his Luka shirt would change his luck on Sunday afternoon.
Doncic is a Cowboys fan, and he can frequently be spotted at home games. He was there on Sunday, and fans should not be surprised to see number 77 at AT&T Stadium again this season.
Fans will see more and more Doncic gear after the release of the Luka 1s. The entire Mavericks coaching staff was wearing Doncic’s signature shoe for the home opener, except for God Shammgod, who has his own signature shoe deal with Puma. Several NBA players have been spotted wearing Luka’s shoes in-game, and that number will only grow as the season progresses.
Everybody loves Luka Doncic, and this is just the beginning for the 23-year-old superstar. He is only going to get better on the court and more popular off of it. Stay tuned to see what is next.