Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic made NBA history in the Mavs’ win over the Sacramento Kings in Orlando, Florida.
Doncic finished with 34 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists in Tuesday’s showdown against the Kings. He became the youngest player in league history with a 30-point, 20-rebound triple-double (21 years, 158 days old).
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Some other players who have accomplished this stat line are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, DeMarcus Cousins, Billy Cunningham, Nikola Jokic, David Lee, George McGinnis and Oscar Robertson. However, none of them did it at the age of 21 like Doncic.
The Mavs are so fortunate to have Doncic serve as the face of the franchise in the post-Dirk Nowitzki era. It’s not often you can replace one Hall of Famer with another one so quickly.
While he has a long career ahead of him, it appears Doncic is well on his way to making the Hall of Fame. He won the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award and was in the MVP conversation this season before games were suspended in March.
The Mavs are back in action on Thursday when they face Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers. That could be a first-round preview, as Dallas is in the seventh spot in the Western Conference standings and the Clippers are in second place.
Basketball fans are excited to see what Luka Doncic has in store for them once the playoffs start. He may be young, but Doncic has no fear and lives for the spotlight.