The Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic agreed to a no-brainer contract extension this summer as Luka made history by being the first player to ever qualify for a Rose Rule max extension before signing the deal behind his two straight first-team All-NBA selections. The Mavs offered top dollar and are ecstatic because Doncic is vastly underpaid during the extension.
Luka has the full package. He can score, handle the ball, make plays, shoot, drive, kick, and so much more. The 22-year-old superstar does it with some flash too. He is always making the highlight reel and taking his game to another level.
The NBA released a countdown of the top 100 plays from the 2021-2022 season, and it featured a lot of Luka. Here is a look at the moments, and why Doncic’s best one was a bit underrated.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has 6 of top 100 plays from last season
The 22-year-old mixed his passing and scoring to grab six of the top 100 spots on the list. His first was a beautiful floater against the Clippers where he broke Paul George’s ankles at 79. Luka had two more plays outside the top 50. Fans can see the entire top 100 below.
Doncic’s top play from the 2021-2022 season was his incredible game-winning buzzer-beater against the Memphis Grizzlies. Fans will never forget the 3-point floater that gave Dallas the victory, and it was shocking to see it check in at number five.
Luka Doncic made a one-of-a-kind shot that deserved to rank higher on the list. The top three all came from the NBA Finals, but number four was an Anthony Edwards dunk. Luka’s game-winner deserved to be higher and may have been the best play of the season.
Dorian Finney-Smith, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Tim Hardaway Jr. all featured in the top 100, but only Doe-Doe’s dunk at 91 did not feature a pass from Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old is special and should only get better. Fans should expect a ton of highlights and excitement this season, so stay tuned.