NBA Legend Jason Kidd Applauds Doncic’s Skills
“You can’t take this man for granted,” said Jason Kidd, former NBA player and current coach of the Dallas Mavericks. Speaking highly of Luka Doncic, Kidd compared him to basketball greats such as Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant. Kidd emphasized the need to appreciate Doncic’s extraordinary talent, especially considering his young age of 24.
Doncic’s Exceptional Performance
In the past three games, Doncic has showcased his skills by averaging a remarkable 48.6 points, 13 assists, and 9.6 rebounds. Notably, he achieved a career-high of [insert number] points in a game against the Atlanta Hawks, tying him with basketball legends Wilt Chamberlain and David Thompson for the fourth-highest single-game point total in NBA history.
Doncic’s Admirable Style of Play
Kidd praised Doncic for his ability to play the game “the right way.” Despite facing frequent double-teams, Doncic demonstrates trust in his teammates and relies on their support. Kidd expressed his honor at coaching one of the best players in the world.
Despite Individual Success, Championship Eludes Doncic
While Doncic has achieved remarkable individual success, averaging 28.3 points, 8.1 assists, and 8.6 rebounds per game since joining the league in 2018, the Dallas Mavericks have yet to reach the NBA Finals during his tenure. In the 2021-22 season, the team made it to the Western Conference finals but was eliminated in five games. Last season, they failed to make the playoffs altogether, finishing 11th in the Western Conference.
Belief in Doncic’s Potential
Kidd drew a comparison to Michael Jordan, noting that MJ didn’t reach the finals until his 30s. He expressed confidence that Doncic, being only 24 years old, has the potential to not only win one championship but multiple championships throughout his career.
The Dallas Mavericks currently hold a record of 26-21 for the season.