Luka Doncic confidently claims that he does not care about the MVP as he’s more so focused on having a deep postseason run.
The ghosts of Bubble’s past have caught up with Luka Doncic and the Mavericks this season as they square off against the Los Angeles Clippers yet again in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. In a slightly surprising turn of events, the Mavs took care of business against Kawhi Leonard and co in Game 1 of the first round off the back of a Luka Doncic triple double.
Going into the 2020-21 NBA season, a bevy of people held a significant amount of stock in a Luka Doncic MVP campaign coming this season. Though he’s not a finalist on the MVP ballot this season, he sure as hell has put up numbers that would be considered MVP-esque in any season that did not feature a Steph Curry averaging 32 points or Nikola Jokic having perhaps the greatest season by a center on the offensive end of the floor in modern NBA history.
Doncic channeled his inner LeBron James this season as he averaged 27.7 points per game, 8 rebounds, and 8.6 assists on 48% shooting from the field, all while claiming the 5th seed out West over Damian Lillard’s Blazers, LeBron James’s Lakers, and Steph Curry’s Warriors; all of whom were top 2 on the MVP ladder at some point during the season.
Luka Doncic does not care about the MVP.
As all great players do, Luka Doncic is supremely focused on one thing at the end of the day and this to win a championship. The 22 year old knows that he’s good enough to be the number one option on a title contending team and believes that the way Dallas is presently constructed, is enough for the them to contend at this very moment.
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“I don’t really care about MVP, we have great players in the league. What’s important is the championship and obviously, that’s our goal for this season.” It’s obvious that the MVP for this season is essentially locked into being reserved for Nikola Jokic as he further proved his case for the honors by dragging an injury riddled Nuggets team down the stretch in the regular season.
However, it shouldn’t take away from the fact that Doncic is ascending among the ranks of players in the NBA and will soon be perhaps the most lethal offensive threat in the league.