‘Not Understand What We’re Saying’: Kristaps Porzingis’ Latest Comments Reiterates On-Court Connection With Luka Doncic

Published 10/02/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Mar 17, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Richardson (0) and center Kristaps Porzingis (6) and guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrate during the third quarter against the LA Clippers at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Dallas Mavericks are a well-run organization. Owner Mark Cuban is not only passionate but loves the game and displays his emotions on the court. Along with Dirk Nowitzki, they won the NBA championship in 2011 after shocking the Miami Heat in an incredible series.

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After that team, the Mavericks have a talented roster now with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Although there were some rifts reported, the duo seems to have put their troubles in the rearview mirror and will focus their energies on winning an NBA title.

Apr 12, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) walks past center Kristaps Porzingis (white shirt) on the team bench as he leaves the game during the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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The possible rift

Their playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers was incredible. Although Doncic averaged 35.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 10.3 assists, there were shades of ball hogging by the Slovenian superstar. Moreover, NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith reported that there is a rift between these two players. Porzingis got a lot of blame for his inefficiency during that playoff series.

Likewise, there were rumors suggesting jealousy between the two international players. This caused a lot of trade rumors for Porzingis. The big Latvian averaged just 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in their matchup against the Clippers.

May 28, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and center Kristaps Porzingis (6) celebrate scoring against the LA Clippers during the first quarter in game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

However, all those rumors were put to bed after Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson stated they liked each other. The players are looking forward to performing well for their team as of now.

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No rift between Luka Doncic & Porzingis

In a recent Twitter post, there seems to be no rift between the two players.

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There is a short backstory behind it. The duo played for Spain before they started playing in the NBA. Significantly, Porzingis revealed how the two players spoke Spanish and that would help them form a great understanding on the court.

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With most of the NBA players not adept at the language, this move would help the Mavericks to hurt the opposition players. Hence, Porzingis and Doncic would love to form a sensational understanding to help the team win an NBA title.

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In spite of Porzingis being key to the Maverick’s success, Luka Doncic is their most important player. The Slovenian has seen a rapid rise to the top, and he has expressed his desire to win an NBA championship. Where the Mavericks go from here is something they would be looking forward to. Of all the success they have, these two players would be important for the franchise to deliver the results they desire.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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