Boban Marjanovic Posts Heartwarming Birthday Wish For Mavericks Superstar Luka Doncic

Published 02/28/2021, 12:01 PM EST
Jan 30, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley and center Boban Marjanovic (51) talk with guard Luka Doncic (77) after Doncic receives a technical foul during the second quarter against the Phoenix Suns at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Luka Doncic just turned 22 years old today. That is a scary thought, considering the level he already is playing at. If all goes well, Doncic has a very long NBA career ahead of him. He is shaping up to have one of the greatest careers in the history of the sport, seeing his fast start. He is already in MVP conversations and has made the all-star team two out of three times in his career.

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However, Doncic has earned all of this by leading the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas also has one of the league’s most beloved players in Boban Marjanovic. Boban and Luka share a close bond, presumable because of their shared heritage. Marjanovic took to Instagram to wish Doncic with an adorable video.

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Doncic has been fielding wishes from all around the globe on this birthday. While he is turning a year older, it is adding perspective on the long career he has ahead of him. Out of all the wishes, Marjanovic is the easy winner of ‘best wish’.

Luka Doncic: The greatest 21-year-old in NBA history?

Luka Doncic has had a start like no other player in NBA history. He is already top-ten in all-time triple-doubles and holds the franchise record in that category for Dallas. He is also averaging points at a clip that no player his age has done before. Doncic is simply the brightest young player in the league right now.

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Feb 8, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

However, there are a lot of issues with his game. Doncic is still yet to become an efficient shooter or be an ace defender. While his steals have been going up this season, Dallas still struggles with one of the weakest defences in the league. However, Doncic is very young and still has room to grow.

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Boban and Luka have great chemistry on-and-off the court. On the court, Boban has gotten a whole lot of easy buckets because of picture-perfect lobs from Doncic. Additionally, Boban is one of the few players that actually can provide adequate rim protection with the inconsistent play of Kristaps Porzingis and Willie-Caulie Stein.

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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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