While some NBA stars bask in the pill in the sun, Luka Doncic burns on the European courts with the Slovenian selection. He has just displayed a formidable new asset in the middle of a match, which could wreak havoc in the league!
Rest ? Who said he needed a rest? After 80 games played this season in the NBA, Luka Doncic almost immediately joined the ranks of Slovenia, with whom he is trying to qualify for the 2023 World Cup. This notably involved a meeting in Stockholm, and against Sweden this Sunday. Meeting during which a distinguished guest was able to observe him on the edge of the floor!
Dirk had to join in on the “overrated” songs towards Luka 😂😭
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 3, 2022
Luka Doncic plays Kareem with a skyhook
While Dirk Nowitzki and the Hovet Arena dedicated songs to him accusing him of being overrated, Doncic responded on the pitch, with a new XXL performance for his country. His 31 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists played a big role in the narrow victory of the Slovenians (84-81), during which the Mavericks star was also able to display his talents… in the exercise of the skyhook!
Luka with the skyhook…He can do it all. 🔥😤
—Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) July 3, 2022
Luka may not have the height of a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in his day, but his “hook shot” proved just as effective on the spot. Between his 3-point stepbacks, his mid-range fadeaways, his ferocious drives to the basket and that, the Dallas prodigy risks terrorizing defenses even more in the future. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to use this weapon in the NBA.
In the meantime, Doncic is already trying to offer as much success as possible to his selection, already assured of playing the second round of the qualifying phases for the World Cup. Unfortunately for him, the victory obtained a few hours ago by Finland on Croatian soil keeps his team in second place in their group. A glitch that he will try to fix next September, during the Eurobasket!
Already formidable in many offensive sectors, Luka Doncic would have visibly added the skyhook to his panoply of scorer. Already physically dominant vis-à-vis opposing backs in the NBA, he risks making life even harder for them now!