ESPN analyst Max Kellerman in awe of Luka Doncic, asks NBA Twitter a critical question about his value in the league
Luka Doncic. That’s all. That’s the player that the Clippers will be having nightmares of tonight.
The Slovenian was quite simply incredible during game-5 of this series. More specifically, he gave the Clippers 42 points, while also grabbing 8 rebounds and 14 assists.
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He did this on nerve damage in his neck and left arm, and only had about 48 hours to rest it before this game. And the biggest shocker is that, the injury was still affecting him at times. Despite that however, he fearlessly sank his teeth into LA’s defense without a care in the world about his injury.
You probably get the idea by now. However, while the rest of the NBA community thinks he was amazing, it seems Doncic can’t quite agree. And in response to that, Max Kellerman has asked the public a question, that has frankly been on everyone’s mind for a while now.
“Is Luka Doncic the most valuable commodity in the NBA?”: Max Kellerman asks a very important question NBA Twitter
As always, the Slovenian superstar played a large part of the game once again, 43 minutes to be exact. However, unlike game-4, his efficiency was top-notch. The 22-year-old went 17 of 37 from the field, 45.9%, and, 6 of 12 from deep, which stands at an impressive 50%.
By the end, the Mavericks star was +15, the best amongst all of his teammates. But, when it came time to talk about how his game went, this is what he had to say.
“At the end, I played terrible…I made some mistakes, and you know, I gotta work on that.”
Luka Motherflippin Doncic people.
How do you pay attention to your mistakes that much after dropping a 40-point double-double? After hearing this quote, it seems that even Max Kellerman is in awe of the player’s game and personality. Here is what he had to tweet.
Luka playing with nerve damage in his neck, drops 43/14/8 and after the game says he played terrible at the end and credits Dorian Finney Smith as the reason they won. Given his age, is Luka the most valuable commodity in the NBA?
— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) June 3, 2021
The most valuable commodity when looking at the NBA 5 years from now will most certainly be Luka Doncic if he continues his torrid run through the Playoffs and the regular season. However, claiming he’s more valuable than guys like LeBron James or Kevin Durant may be a slight overstatement with the current landscape of the NBA.
Just to remind everyone yet again, Doncic is still only 22-years-old, and he’s dropping 40, in the playoffs, against a contender. So yeah, while we do think he has some stiff competition from the likes of Trae Young, Ja Morant, and Donovan Mitchell, we do think he may just be the most valuable asset in the NBA right now.