Luka Doncic Surpasses Lakers Legend Magic Johnson; Second Only to Oscar Robertson in Iconic NBA Record
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has taken the NBA world by storm once again. The former Rookie of the Year is arguably having one of the seasons of his life, which is unbelievable considering the Slovenian superstar’s dazzling NBA career so far. This Friday, Doncic achieved a rare NBA feat, putting him on the list of basketball legends. The Slovenian superstar is now placed second on a certain list, just below the legendary guard Oscar Robertson. Doncic scored his 50th career triple-double against the Denver Nuggets, making him the second-fastest player to do so. THE NBA world applauded the 23-year-old, as fans have great hope for the Mavs and Doncic this season.
Luka Doncic enters into an exclusive club of basketball legends
The Slovenian basketball star is having the season of his life. He is averaging 34.3 PPG, 9.1 RPG, and 8.1 APG in the 14 games he has played so far. However, the Dallas Mavericks are a little bit shaky at the end of 15 games, with a 9-6 record.
Luka Doncic scored 33 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in Friday’s win against the Denver Nuggets as he reached his 50th career triple-double. With this, Doncic became the second-fastest player in NBA history to reach that statistic. Doncic achieved this feat in 278 games to Magic Johnson’s 279. He now sits just below Oscar Robertson, who achieved it in just 111 games.
Luka Doncic in MVP list?
Notably, to put things into perspective, Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd needed 649 games to achieve the feat. And Mavericks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has 30 triple-doubles in his career so far. Doncic slid into the top-10 list for triple-doubles back in February 2022 with the 44th one of his career. The Mavs superstar is already in contention for the MVP award this season with players like Giannis Antetoukounmpo and Jayson Tatum.
The Dallas Mavericks’ season so far
Although their 9-6 record in the league doesn’t exactly scream flawless, the Mavericks have hustled their way through the Western Conference, Winning seven of their last 10 matches in the league.
With such amazing performances by the no. 77 of the Mavs, fans will be eagerly hoping for another playoff run this season. Fans are hoping the team can finally get through the Conference Finals to reach their first NBA Finals since 2011.