At Just 21 Years of Age, Luka Doncic Close to Surpassing Michael Jordan In All-Time Triple-Double Leaders List

Published 01/10/2021, 8:45 AM EST
DATE: 10/20/01 PHOTO BY : JOEL RICHARDSON DIG MICHAEL JORDAN AND THE WIZARDS HOST NEW JERSEY NETS (Photo by The The Washington Post via Getty Images) | Courtesy: Getty Images


Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes to ever play any sport. We already know his status within basketball, never being dropped below 2 on the all-time conversation of the sport. His insane winning ability is uncanny and unlike anything that the sport had seen before or has seen since.

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However, every year brings more talent into the NBA. One talented guard that came into the league in 2018 was Luka Doncic, who already is in the MVP race as a sophomore. One of his main ways to dominate is by controlling every offensive aspect of the game, which makes him prone to racking up triple-doubles. Now, third-year Luka is about to leave Michael Jordan behind in all-time triple-doubles.

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Doncic is known to be a triple-double monster. There is a strong argument for him to be in the top three or maybe even top-two of this particular feat by the time it is all done. He already holds the Mavericks triple-double record. But this man is chasing all-time status in everything that he does.

Michael Jordan and Luka Doncic: Can the young Maverick replicate the icon?

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Doncic is signed under the Jordan Brand. While it is a Nike off-shoot, Luka represents Jordan every time he steps on the court. This high status has come with elite play, and Doncic will look to keep rising within the sport.

Jan 1, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) walks off the court after the win over the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

He is incredibly young still, so dismissing any conversation for all-time is just as premature as starting it. However, Luka has already broken records that LeBron James had set stepping into the league. If most people cite LeBron as their counter to Jordan, there isn’t any reason to dismiss Luka from elevating himself to that status.

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With that being said, that future is still far away. Luka will focus on winning games with his Mavs right now. Hopefully, he starts getting playoff success as well. His first time there was wonderful and could be a sign of more good things to come.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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