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“Luka Doncic or Bo Cruz? Who’s the better international player?”: Netflix movie compares the Scottie Pippen-wolf hybrid and the Dallas Mavericks phenom

Jeet Pukhrambam

Step aside Luka Doncic! Your playoff performances are simply not enough because we now have Bo Cruz, straight out of Spain!

Step aside Luka Doncic! Your playoff performances are simply not enough because we now have Bo Cruz, straight out of Spain!

Luka Doncic might have the second-highest playoff PPG of all time but it is time for him to step aside. Bo Cruz is here! A talent from Spain was scouted by the one and only Stanley Sugarman of the Philadelphia 76ers.

What are we talking about? Well, of course, it is Netflix’s new basketball film, Hustle. The movie has received critical support and love from the basketball community. LeBron James and Adam Sandler are the co-producers of the movie.

The star of the movie, Bo Cruz is played by Juancho Hernangomez and for some reason, NBA Twitter cannot stop comparing him to another European export, Luka Doncic.

The Dallas Mavericks superstar had a phenomenal season. He made it to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in his career and even dethroned the no.1 seed Phoenix Suns on the road.

But is phenom Bo Cruz better than Doncic?

Also read: “Luka Doncic walks the ball up the court and gets to his spot every single time”: LeBron James goes on a passionate rant to explain how unstoppable the Mavs MVP is

Luka Doncic or Bo Cruz? Pick your poison because NBA Twitter will continue igniting the debate

We all love to chime in with our own opinion. So satirically, when we take a look at the two players we will gravitate towards the fact that Bo Cruz simply looks unguardable.

And it looks as though the training montage inspired Luka himself.

As Adam Sandler puts it, Bo Cruz is a mix between Scottie Pippen and a wolf. But could Adam have instead flown to Slovenia to find a young kid with a mean smile? Certain fans think so.

What’s more, the NBA Finals look like it could use an explosive player of Bo’s caliber. And, of course, in the movie, Bo was drafted by the Boston Celtics.

So, do you think Bo Cruz would have been sensational in the NBA, like fellow European Luka Doncic or would he have been like just another European Player?

Also read: “Kenny, I watched the Adam Sandler movie, you and Anthony Edwards were the best!”: Klay Thompson heaps praise on The Jet’s performance in LeBron James’ Hustle  

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam


Jeet Pukhrambam is The SportsRush's Lead Editor for Basketball. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. Now, he ensures that The SportsRush produces the highest quality of writing. In his free time, he enjoys playing football, cooking, traveling, and dancing to techno. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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