Mavs star Luka Doncic apologizes for accidentally posting racist video
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was heavily criticized for sharing a racist video against Albanians. As it turns out, the Mavs youngster did not completely comprehend the clip he had shared and quickly took down the video as soon as he realized his mistake.
The 6-foot-7 guard also made a public apology and made it clear that he did not have any intention of promoting racism:
sorry about the video i posted!! didn’t see the bad world !!🙏🙏 i would never share something like that
— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) April 1, 2020
Doncic also reached out renowned Albanian personality Deni Hoxha, who was one of the individuals who called out Doncic for the video. Hoxha shared his exchange with the Mavs star and also expressed how he appreciated and accepted Doncic’s honest apology:
Mavericks player Luka Doncic shared by mistake a video with racist remarks towards Albanians. Thank you Luka for your apology 🙏 I believe you. Reconciliation between our nations is the only way forward. pic.twitter.com/bMV3BduHvs
— Deni Hoxha (@Deni_Hoxha) April 1, 2020
Doncic likely did not have any bad intentions here, but it is clear that he has to be more selective with what he opts to share on social media. One can no longer use ignorance as an excuse, especially in today’s social climate. Surely, this should serve as a lesson to Doncic himself, who is probably breathing a sigh of relief for being so easily let off the hook for his mistake.
Doncic was in the midst of a tremendous season prior to the NBA’s hiatus. In 54 games for Dallas, the 21-year-old has averaged 28.7 points (on 46.1 percent shooting), 9.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists, 1.1 steals, and 2.9 triples per contest. The Serbian’s performances were enough to earn him a spot in the All-Star Game in February, making this the first of what is looking like many more All-Star appearances ahead of him.