Luka Doncic on playing vs. Goran Dragic: “I was nervous for the first time in my career”

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29/Mar/19 17:56

Two Slovenian heroes met on Wednesday, opposing each other. Here’s Luka Doncic’s take on the first time playing against Goran Dragic.

By George Efkarpides /

It was a special night for both Goran Dragic and Luka Doncic, playing alongside 2.000 Slovenians that traveled all the way to Miami, Florida to watch their compatriots clash for the first time as opponents and not teammates.

“For the first time in my career, I was nervous before the game. It was different for me. I played against Goran for the first time”, tells Doncic on Eurohoops’ camera.

As far as being influenced by Dragic, Doncic undeniably agrees. “He has influenced me a lot. We were in the EuroBasket, he taught me a lot. He’s a special person, very humble”, he adds.

Hear it from Luka himself, who also talks about stuff he wants to improve during the summer after his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks ends: