5 Years After Conquering Spain and Leaving Madrid for the NBA, Luka Doncic Shares Homecoming Excitement With 8,400,000 Fans

Published 10/07/2023, 9:01 PM EDT

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Luka Doncic is ready for his homecoming. 5 years after conquering Spain and taking his talents to the NBA, Luka is set to return where it all started for him. His team Dallas Mavericks began their NBA preseason with two consecutive losses against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2023 NBA Abu Dhabi Games. Looking to bounce back from the consecutive losses, Luka Doncic and Co. took a flight to Madrid for the next phase of their NBA preseason.

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The Dallas Mavericks Superstar shared his excitement with his 8,400,000 fans, ahead of returning to his original home.

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After opening their NBA preseason in Abu Dhabi, the Mavericks are heading to Madrid to play their next preseason game against Luka Doncic’s old team, Real Madrid. The game is scheduled to take place on October 10. Doncic shared his excitement with his fans on social media, “Here we go MADRID”. This encounter is extra special for the Slovenian as he will return to the place that he once dominated.

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Luka dominated the Euro League as a teenager before moving to the USA and taking over the NBA. He led Real Madrid to the Euro League title in 2018 and became the youngest Euro League MVP at age 19. Luka averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in his Championship season with Real Madrid. Luka was also included in the 2010-20 Euro League All-Decade team because of his dominant run in Spain.

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After achieving all there is in Spain, Luka decided to leave Real Madrid and take his talents to the NBA.

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Luka Doncic’s dominant streak continues

Luka’s game translated perfectly as he started dominating his opponents as soon as he stepped foot in the NBA. At 24 years old, Luka is already a 4-time All-Star and has been selected to 4 consecutive All-NBA First Teams. He has claimed that it is way easier to score in the NBA than in the Euro League. And that is evident from his stats in the NBA. Luka averaged his career-best 32.4 points last season which is more than double what he averaged in his MVP season with Real Madrid.

With the addition of Kyrie Irving to his team, Luka is looking to repeat what he did in Spain and lead the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Championship this season. He has proven that he does not shy away from big moments and can singlehandedly lead the Mavericks deep into the playoffs.

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Playing with an elite scorer like Kyrie increases his chances of winning his first NBA Championship. Before that, Luka will look to get the first win of this season by beating his old team, Real Madrid, on their home court.

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Rohan Bhaunt

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Rohan is an NBA Content Writer at EssentiallySports. He is a state-level basketball player and has been a fan of the NBA for over a decade. This allows him to deep dive into the sport and provide a fresh outlook.
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