Luka Doncic’s All-NBA 1st team selection commemorated with downtown Dallas mural
Luka Doncic took the league by storm for a second straight year dominating not only the regular season, but the playoffs as well. He dazzled the crowd time time and again with no-look passes, step-back jumpers, and clutch game winners. It’s only right that the Mavericks show Luka some love with an enormous mural in downtown Dallas.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) October 15, 2020
The 21-year old had an incredibly impressive sophomore campaign in 2019-2020, averaging 28.8 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 8.8 APG, shooting over 46% from the field. This was enough to earn him 1st-Team All-NBA honors. Luka is the third youngest player ever to make the All-NBA first team, however, that is solely because the 2020 season was delayed. If the season was running normally and the award was announced when it initially was supposed to, Luka would be the youngest player ever to achieve this honor.
Luka’s trajectory is through the roof. Here are the stats from some other notable 21-year-olds throughout NBA history.
LeBron James: 31.4 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 6.6 APG, 48% FG
Michael Jordan: 28.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 5.9 APG, 51.5% FG
Kobe Bryant: 22.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.9 APG, 46.8% FG
That’s pretty elite company for ‘Cool Hand Luka’.
This mural is a symbol of why the Mavericks are able to keep their superstars in a league where loyalty is hard to come by. Their last superstar, Dirk Nowitzki, played 20 years for the Mavericks and the Mavericks alone. Dallas treats their stars like gold, and in return they stay true to the storied franchise.
If you had someone like Luka Doncic on your team, wouldn’t you paint a mural? I think it would be foolish not to.