Luka Doncic: Mask-Wearing Superhero Takes Over New York

Luka Doncic: Mask-Wearing Superhero Takes Over New York

Starring in the Big Apple was the Slovenian

In a romance that began in love and ended in hate the previous season before being moved to the Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving was making his comeback to the Brooklyn Nets, the team of his dreams, on a depressing night in New York.

It is important to keep in mind that he only played 143 games in his three and a half seasons there, was suspended the previous season for refusing to apologize for sharing a link to an allegedly “anti-Semitic” article on social media, and was left off the team during home games during the COVID-19 pandemic due to his refusal to get vaccinated.

It was during the Mavericks’ 107-119 victory over the Nets, with family and friends crammed into the lower seats, that he rose to sign autographs and snap photographs despite being jeered the first time he touched the ball.

With two outstanding performances in 40 minutes—36 points (9/14 t2 and 6/10 three-pointers), two rebounds, five assists, and two steals—Kyrie had already settled scores with his former teammates on the field.

“Tonight sensed like home, even though it was just another basketball game,” remarked Irving, who was the antagonist and superb lieutenant of Luka Doncic. This time, Irving really passed for a superhero as he began playing with a mask on to protect his concussion.

He quickly took it off as it embarrassed him, but in 43 minutes, he scored 35 points (9/18 t2, 4/11 t3, and 5/10 tl), pulled down 18 rebounds, disheveled 2, and made two steals while wearing the invisible crack cape.

Luka Doncic has averaged almost a triple-double ever since he became a dad.

It’s a different dimension for the former Real Madrid star. He appears anxious to prove to his child—who will understand when he grows up—that his dad is the greatest. When he catches fire, no one can put him out.

Almost a triple-double (36.7+9.3+10.4+1.5 steals) has been his average in the 25 games since he became a dad. And in the statistical history, he adds another frown each day. Luka Doncic drew 18 rebounds in the Nets game.

His three games with 15 or more rebounds this season make him the only point guard in the NBA. In the league, the sum for everyone else is just two. Respected one, no more questions.

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