President Barack Obama’s advice to Luka Doncic
Obama says Doncic can learn some passing tricks from Kidd since the Hall of Famer is one of the best passers in NBA history. However, Obama doesn’t think Doncic should get any shooting tips from Kidd:
Barack Obama, offered some advice to Luka Doncic after bro-hugging Jason Kidd. "This guy knows how to pass the ball, but don't listen to him when it comes to shooting."
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 14, 2020
Kidd, who is an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, started becoming a more reliable shooter from deep toward the end of his career on the Mavs. However, he wasn’t exactly known for his efficiency, so if the Wonder Boy does get some tips from Kidd at All-Star Weekend, it will probably be on how to become a better passer, even though Doncic is already a special passer.
In 44 games for the Mavs this season, Doncic is averaging 28.9 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists. He’s shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line.
The Mavs are 33-22 on the season. They are in sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
Doncic has taken the NBA world by storm, similar to how LeBron James did when he was a youngster with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The reigning Rookie of the Year said last season he was surprised how well he played during his rookie campaign with the Mavs, and now he is an MVP candidate and the new face of the Mavs franchise in the post-Dirk Nowitzki era.
Derrick Rose is the youngest MVP in NBA history. He won the award during the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Bulls at the age of 22. Doncic turns 21 this month. It will be fascinating to see if Luka can break Rose’s record this season or in 2020-21.