“Damn Bro at Least Wait to Give Up”: Luka Doncic Bringing Up His Age Rubs NBA Fans the Wrong Way After Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins Torch Mavs

Published 05/23/2022, 8:30 AM EDT
Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) guards Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry and the Warriors stepped up big time in game 3 versus Dallas. After winning the first 2 games at home, the Warriors had to take care of Luka Doncic in Dallas. This game was yet again a roller coaster for the first half. Just like Game 2, the Dubs outscored the Mavs in the third to cement their lead.

The Warriors took Game 3 by 9, but what followed for the Mavs fans was something no one would’ve expected. After a tough loss, Luka Doncic had some words about his performance. Doncic is a big-time player considered among the best in the league, but he might not exactly take it that way.

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Luka Doncic claims he is ‘still learning’ after loss to Stephen Curry led Warriors

Luka is just 23 years old; however, his impeccable game suggests otherwise. Doncic was selected to play for the Real Madrid team at 13. His accomplishments at an early age show his real potential.

But to say that he has a lot to learn might not be in the case of his individual performance. Fans went crazy on Twitter after Doncic said, “I’m 23, man. I’m still learning a lot.” Luka said this after dropping yet another 40-piece on the Dubs.

Learning a lot in his case might have to do with playing against championship teams. The Warriors have won 3 chips in the last 7 years. Playing against a team with vast experience in the playoffs would be tough.

Though his age is not the problem, as Luka has the desired skill set. Apart from Doncic in the Mavs, only Dinwiddie seems to have managed a load of being a primary scorer. Not to forget, Spencer was a key player for the Nets a few years ago.

Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) guards Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half at the American Airlines Center | Credits: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Every other player in Dallas apart from these two was seen as a decent role player. This season, these players played like an absolute team. But they did lack the experience of playing against teams with deep IQ.

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Warriors don’t always rely on Steph, as Wiggins and Poole fill the spot when he is not on the floor. Whereas the Mavs have to give Luka as much support as they can.

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Achieving the proper skill set is already a tough job, but if the Mavs can add scorers with playoff experience, Dallas might become the new kings of the West in the near future. Do you think the Warriors will sweep the series, or will the Mavs try to force Game 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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Balraj Singh Babrah

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Balraj Singh Babrah is an NBA writer with EssentiallySports. He has been an NBA fan since 2016, and watching Curry shoot from distance inspired him to play basketball. Additionally, he loves analyzing and predicting games based on stats.

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