Carlisle on Doncic’s All-Star snub: I don’t think it was any disrespect for Luka

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Giannis Askounis

15/Feb/19 11:48

Fans might be disappointed from Luka Doncic All-Star snub, but Rick Carlisle acknowledged the challenges for a nod at such a young age.

By Eurohoops team/

Talking to media representatives ahead of the NBA 2018-19 Regular Season All-Star break, Rick Carlisle, the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, commented on Luka Doncic not securing a spot in the All-Star Game: “I don’t think it was any disrespect for Luka”.

He explained: “For a kid that age, he’s uniquely strong. He’s got a lot of experience. Unless you got a rookie that is leading a winning team, which is really rare, it’s challenging to get into the All-Star Game. A lot of guys were left off in the West”.

Carlisle also talked about his own All-Star Game memories and looked back on Dwyane Wade’s and Dirk Nowitzki’s All-Star appearances. The 59-year-old American also answered questions on the challenges of the longer All-Star break.

It’s worth reminding that Doncic will play in the Rising Stars game, while Nowitzki will return to the Three-Point Contest.