NFL World Salutes Epic Luka Doncic’s Heroic Feat

Published 12/28/2022, 6:30 AM EST

USA Today via Reuters

The NBA world saw the magic unfolding during the Mavericks-Knicks game. Basketball superstar Luka Doncic made history with his in-game precision and a massive win. The Mavericks trashed the Knicks in an overtime thriller, and Doncic was responsible for sending the game into overtime. While the basketball world went into a frenzy, the NFL fans also could not keep calm.

Mavs athlete Luka Doncic set a new NBA history on Tuesday Night. In the game, the 23-year-old point guard set a career-high in rebounds. It was the first time in NBA history that a player had 60 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists. This is the fourth consecutive win for the Mavericks. Moreover, El Matador set the NBA and NFL fans into a frenzy with such a gutsy performance.


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Luka Doncic rules the day on Twitter

Former NFL QB turned analyst Robert Griffin III had praise for the Mavs’ Point Guard on Twitter. He tweeted, “Appreciate the GREATNESS of Luka Doncic. First Player EVER with a 60 point, 20 rebound and 10 Assists game in NBA HISTORY.”

After RG3’s tweet, fans showed up to hail El Niño Maravilla’s history-making performance.


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Shannon Sharpe also hailed the Mavs athlete.

This user said it is a good day at the office for Doncic.

Another user claimed it is difficult to get ten assists if their score is 60.

This user called the moment an unbelievable one.

Another user said to give him the MVP after the Mavs-Knicks game.

Moreover, this user urged to get Luka Dončić the recovery beer.

This user claimed he really could be the GOAT.

Without a doubt, it is one of the greatest statlines ever.

NBA viewership stands out despite NFL Christmas games

The traditional NBA games on December 25th had some competition with the NFL. Given the craze over football, basketball seemed to have some trouble in terms of viewership. It was the first time in football history that they played a triple header. They had the Dolphins-Packers, Bucs-Cardinals, and Rams-Broncos games lined up. But the NBA managed to have a high viewership rating.


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According to Deadline, the NBA games televised on ABC and ESPN on Christmas Day had record viewing figures. The five-game Christmas Day schedule averaged 4.27 million viewers, up 5% from 4.08 million the year before. Moreover, the games on ESPN and ABC also saw 3% year-over-year gains in key demos such as P18-49 and P25-54.

Despite the competition, the NBA stood tall and went head-to-head with the NFL.


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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial