Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Gives His Hometown a Beautiful Gift

Published 09/05/2021, 12:05 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group C – Argentina v Slovenia – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 26, 2021. Luka Doncic of Slovenia reacts REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Luka Doncic is the leading MVP possibility for the upcoming 2021-22 season. He is perhaps going to be the successor of LeBron James once the king hangs his sneakers for good. Currently, the Slovenian is the next best European entity after the reigning NBA Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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The 22-YO Luka Magic took birth in the capital city of Ljubljana. His parents, a basketball coach in father and a beauty salon owner in mother, gave him the right talent, and the right looks to nail it in the USA. And now, Luka is giving back to his roots.

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Luka Doncic with a gift for his childhood courts

Luka first grabbed a basketball when he was just a 7-month-old infant. By the time he turned into a toddler, the cute Doncic started shooting on miniature hoops. With Vassilis Spanoulis as his idol, he started playing serious basketball by the age of 8. In fact, the Union Olimpija in Ljubljana gave a young Luka his first opportunity to begin a youth career.

So now, when it’s all said and done, Luka, an All-Star NBA player, is doing some philanthropic work to give back. Recently, the Maverick partnered with 2K Foundations and contributed towards renovating his childhood courts. Take a look at the super stylish and transformed basketball courts as Luka Doncic inaugurated them and posed for pictures.

These sports facilities can do wonders for the city and possibly help in developing Olympians in the future.

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The Wonderboy and his brand new logo

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Luka Doncic recently launched his new logo in the best possible way. He got his ‘LD’ initials (as the design appears) on Nike’s Air Jordan 36 and tagged the Jumpman brand in absolute pride. The blue Jordans have a similar color combination to the paint on the aforementioned refurbished courts. 

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It has only been a month since he played amazingly in Tokyo and later signed a max extension with the Mavs. Now with the new logo launch, Luka Magic is certainly on a high and there’s no downside in the sight. So what do you think, will all this lead to a successful NBA season too? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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