The Dallas Mavericks is considered to be a great NBA team that has had a player like Dirk Nowitzki. However, their current star player is Luka Doncic.
Jerry West, former NBA player has stated that he thinks Luka is better than Nowitzki.
Dirk Nowitzki is claimed to be an all-time great as he takes the sixth spot in all-time scoring list. He played the whole 21 seasons for Dallas Mavericks and never let go.
Nowitzki made sure that the finding net from afar becomes a trend and so it did as he revolutionized NBA. The Dirk in his prime knew how to take those 3 pointers.
On the comparison with Luka, many of the statistics are being put side to side. Doncic is achieving stats that Nowitzki did and a bit more. He is equalling the former player’s some of the best shooting seasons and he is still raring to go for more.
On a further note, it is seen that Doncic has been more of a team player than Nowitzki. Luka Doncic has had more assists than Dirk Nowitzki. He’s playmaking at 9 assists in a single game according to his stats. The numbers this kid is providing in his just second season does raise questions about how better he can get. Undoubtedly, the 20-year old is having the time of his life.
The recent statement provided by Jerry West claims that “[Luka] will be the best player Dallas has ever had. I have great respect for Nowitzki, but Dirk is not him”
This quotation has certainly grasped people’s minds as they continue to draw contrasts.
Mavericks have also turned everyone’s heads as they are winning 23-13. Even after being labeled as not the one to look up for, they are tied with Boston Celtics. Luka Doncic is the young guy who is leading the charge of the team. Playing against the likes of LeBron, Anthony Davis is gonna be a tough path for Doncic to lead his team through to the NBA title.
This all leads to him making a great way to many more comparisons to all the other NBA stars.