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Jason Kidd compared Luka Doncic to basketball legends! He says he is better than a few

Players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ja Morant, and Shai Gilgeous Alexander often come into the mix when talking about the future of the NBA. Similarly, Slovenian basketball player Luka Doncic is one of them.

Doncic is only 24 and has made five NBA All-Star and four All-NBA First-Team appearances. Moreover, he recently joined the elite list of players to score more than 70 points in a game. He is not a star in the making but the future of basketball.

Looking at him, Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd compares him to basketball legends and even picks him as a better player.

The Dallas Mavericks coach, Jason Kidd, said:

“Luka Doncic is better than Dirk Nowitzki.”

He also mentioned: “He is in the atmosphere of Michael Jordan, the best to ever do it, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant.”

Is Doncic that great? Let’s review Jason Kidd’s statement.

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Is Luka Doncic at the level of MJ, Lebron, and Kobe?

The Slovenian star Doncic began his professional basketball career in 2015. He represented Real Madrid in the Euro League and was part of the club for four seasons (2015-2018).

Representing Real Madrid, he won one Euro League, two Spanish King’s Cups, two Trofeo Costa de Sol, and three Liga ACB. Not only that, he won multiple individual titles like Best Young Player, MVP Award, and team appearances. In short, in only four seasons, he completed Spanish basketball.

As a result, he enrolled himself in the 2018 NBA Draft. Doncic was the third pick overall in the draft and was selected by the Atlanta Hawks. Due to a draft pick deal between the Hawks and Mavericks, he was traded to the Mavericks.

From his first game of the season to the present, he has always started the game. Moreover, his stats over the seasons have hit the elite mark since his rookie season.

Doncic is the star and has helped them reach the playoffs in three seasons. He also helped them win their fourth-ever division title in franchise history. This is the only team title in his NBA career so far. But when it comes to individual achievements, he has been a beast.

He has made one NBA All-Rookie, four All-NBA First Team appearances, and five NBA All-Star appearances. He was also the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year, with impressive stats of 21.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.

Since then, the numbers have jumped significantly. Undoubtedly, he is currently at the level of LeBron, MJ, and Kobe.

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Luka Doncic NBA Career Average Stats and Achievements

Regular Season

Season

Team

Games

Points Per Game

Rebounds Per Game

Assists Per Game

Steals Per Game

2018-19

Dallas

72

21.2

7.8

6.0

1.1

2019-20

Dallas

61

28.8

9.4

8.8

1.0

2020-21

Dallas

66

27.7

8.0

8.6

1.0

2021-22

Dallas

65

28.4

9.1

8.7

1.2

2022-23

Dallas

66

32.7

8.6

8.0

1.4

Playoffs

Season

Team

Games

Points Per Game

Rebounds Per Game

Assists Per Game

Steals Per Game

2020

Dallas

6

31.0

9.8

8.7

1.2

2021

Dallas

7

35.7

7.9

10.3

1.3

2022

Dallas

15

31.7

9.8

6.4

1.8

Achievements

  • 5x NBA All-Star
  • 4x All-NBA First Team
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2019)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2019)

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