Luka Doncic signs game-worn jersey and gives to kid he fell into during game
Dallas Mavericks super rookie Luka Doncic had nasty spill in the third quarter of their showdown against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. The Slovenian star fell hard on the floor, but also inadvertently hit a kid before doing so after making a tough drive to the basket.
After realizing he hit the kid, Doncic quickly got up to his feet and checked up on him. He also skipped on the ensuing defensive play to talk to the kid to make sure that he was okay. After the hard-fought game, which the Mavs lost, the Slovenian Wonder Boy awarded the kid with some memorabilia that he will surely remember and keep for a very long time.
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Such a class act from a 19-year old kid himself.
This 19-year old kid does not play like one, too. So far in his young NBA career, Doncic has lived up to the massive hype that tagged him as the most highly-touted prospect from Europe. The EuroLeague sensation continues to impress several stars in the NBA, including the notorious Draymond Green, who said that Doncic is “gonna be a problem.”
Luka Doncic, though, had a relatively modest outing against Golden State, notching 19 points, three rebounds and five assists. He has been on fire in his last three outings prior to this one, averaging 27.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 2.0 steals on 48 percent field goal shooting, but was slightly slowed down by the two-time defending champions.
Nonetheless, Doncic is a special talent and his offensive game is so mature for his age. It’s great to see that he’s like that off the court, as well. Stay classy, Luka.
*All stats from Basketball Reference