VIDEO: Mavs star Luka Doncic puts Bobby Portis in blender with nasty Dirk Nowitzki fadeaway
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic just busted out his best Dirk Nowitzki impression. The Mavs guard hit a tough Dirk-like fadeaway jumper over a hapless Bobby Portis, who simply did not know what hit him.
Here’s Doncic putting Bobby Portis in a blender (h/t SportsCenter on Twitter):
Luka had Bobby Portis in a blender 🤭 pic.twitter.com/Y0JBMPfICs
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 9, 2021
No shame in this one, Bobby. Doncic is one of the best players in the NBA today, and it’s an absolute nightmare to be matched up against him defensively. It was a noteworthy effort from Portis, but clearly, Luka just schooled him on this particular sequence.
The turnaround fadeaway jumper is eerily familiar to the go-to move of one Dirk Nowitzki. The German is widely considered as one of, if not the greatest Mavs player of all time, and by the looks of it, Dirk appears to have given Luka a few pointers already.
Doncic and Co. came into Thursday’s matchup against the mighty Bucks following a disappointing loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. That was Houston’s first win in their past six games, and it’s unfortunate for the Mavs that it had to come under their watch. Needless to say, Dallas is looking for a bounce-back victory against the Giannis Antetokounmpo-less Bucks here.