By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Luka Doncic became the youngest player to combine a triple-double with scoring 40 points after Lebron James and the latter thought of reminding everyone a recent compliment he gave to the Slovenian star.
James posted an Instagram story with a picture of Doncic and him from his early days with the Cleveland Cavaliers (when he notched the 40-point triple-double and wrote: “He’s one BAD MOFO (motherf–ker)”. I tried to tell y’all.”
Doncic scored 42 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 12 assists in the Mavericks‘ 117 – 110 win over the San Antonio Spurs. He and Lebron are the only players under 21 with a 42-point triple-double.
With this kind of performance, Doncic has already made a legitimate case even for being an MVP candidate. He is the leader of the league with six triple-doubles in 13 games this season and he is also part of the Top10 in points, rebounds, and assists.