Porzingis on Doncic: I’ve never had any problems with my teammates off the court

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11/May/21 14:52


Kristaps Porzingis commented on Mark Cuban’s recent words about the Latvians and Luka Doncic’s relationship off the court

By Stefan Djordjevic/ sdjordjevic@eurohoops.net

The Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently talked about the relationship between his two young star players in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, insinuating that they may not be as close as it appears on the court.

However, Porzingis denied that’s the case and noted that he’s never had any issues with his teammates so far in his career.

“I’ve never had any problems with my teammates off the court, I’ve always gotten along very well with them. I don’t know what Cuban was talking about. I try to be as professional as possible, do what I have to do and be a soldier for the team,” Porzingis told MARCA.

The Mavs owner compared the duo’s relationship to Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry, who needed some time to bond, but eventually won a title together.

“On the court they are fine,” Cuban commented recently. “That’s not to say there aren’t dust-ups, because there are. I’d compare it to Jet and Dirk. Nowitzki and Terry weren’t best friends at the beginning, but they grew to like each other and grew to be great friends and that’s just part of the process when you’ve got young kids who are growing up. It took forever before Dirk and Jet did anything off the court together. A long time.”