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Luka Doncic joins Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal’s club after 4,000-point milestone

Mavs, Luka Doncic, Shaquille O'Neal, Micheal Jordan

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks might be off to a bit of a disappointing start so far this 2020-21 season, but the youngster continues to set records in only his third year in the league.

On Friday during their game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Luka became the third-fastest player to reach 4,000 points. He’s just behind Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal in the list.

While the Mavs largely struggled as a team, Luka Doncic has been on fire. His 3-point shooting numbers have been down, but the fact that his name is next to two Hall of Famers proves that his shooting struggles hasn’t really hindered him from scoring.

Against the Pelicans, the Mavs star finished with 46 points on 17-of-30 from the field. It was a new career-high for him as he led Dallas to a 143-130 victory.

Prior to Friday’s contest, he was averaging 27.8 points per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. He was at a career-low 30.9 percent clip from beyond the arc, but he’s contributing on other areas for the Mavs as shown by his 8.7 boards and career-high 9.3 assists.

Doncic has maintained his high level of play since his rookie year in 2018-19, and if he continues at this rate, he should shoot up the record books with each year that goes on as the Mavs fight for a playoff spot and another title.