“I Can Do It” – Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Reveals He is Ready for MVP Challenge

Published 12/25/2020, 5:00 AM EST
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 29: Luka Doncic (77) of the Dallas Mavericks takes the court against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Luka Doncic is one of the best players in the NBA right now. The 2019 Rookie of the Year is entering his third season this year and is considered a favorite to win the MVP. After several good performances, Doncic became an All-Star.

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Doncic spoke to ESPN’s The Jump about his expectations from the season. Many analysts have spoken about Doncic being the front runner for winning the MVP this season. Dončić said that he was ready to meet the expectations placed on him. But his primary goals still remain the same – to win an NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks.

He said, “I think I can do it. But that is not my first goal. Far from it. It is great to see that. But my goal is to always win a championship. I don’t think it is just mine, it is the whole organizations’ goal. Hopefully, someday we can achieve it.”

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Dec 17, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic entered the NBA in 2018. He went to the Dallas Mavericks as the third pick in the 2018 draft. Once he joined the league, he had one of the best rookie years ever seen in the NBA. He made the All-Rookie first team and was named the Rookie of the Year.

Luka Doncic wants to be the MVP

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In his next season, Doncic became even better. He had an astounding number of triple-doubles across the season, as he and Kristaps Porzingis led the Dallas Mavericks to the seventh seed in Western Conference. For his performances in the regular season, Doncic became an All-Star starter in just his second year.

Doncic was also named to the All-NBA first team. In the playoffs, Dončić made things extremely difficult for the second-seed LA Clippers. Many remember Dončić making that last-second three-pointer to get the victory. However, with Kristaps Porzingis injured midway through the series, Doncic could not get Dallas over the Clippers.

However, the playoffs proved Doncic is a superstar in the NBA. And this season, he is rightfully the front-runner to be the MVP. But it remains to be seen if he can meet those expectations this season. One thing is for sure; Doncic will be a name to remember for years to come.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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