Košarkarji Dallasa so doživeli še sedmi poraz na deveti tekmi, med statistično najboljšimi v teksaški ekipi pa je bil ob porazu proti New Yorku znova tudi Luka Dončić. Ta je v svojo statistiko vpisal 18 točk, devet skokov in šest podaj. Navijači Teličkov so nad predstavami Slovenca navdušeni, begajo in jezijo pa jih predstave nekaterih drugih košarkarjev.
Dončić je proti Knicksom zablestel v zadnji četrtini, zadel nekaj metov, nato pa začuda ostal brez uporabnih žog, soigralci so preprosta nehali podajati vročemu devetnajstleniku. Po videnem so mnogi prepričani, da so nekatere zvezde v ekipi že ljubosumne na Slovence in so ga začele sabotirati. Dennis Smith Jr. v zaključkih dvobojev na silo prodira pod koš, pri tem izgublja žoge in ne razigrava soigralcev, precej bolj tekoča je bila igra Dallasa proti LA Lakers, ko jo je vodl Dončić.
Luka Doncic is the only Maverick who consistently does good things with the ball in his hands, so it's pretty odd this team just stops giving it to him sometimes— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) November 3, 2018
Da nekateri v ekipi bolj kot na igro mislijo na svojo statistiko, je nazorno na dvoboju z Newyorčani pokazal DeAndre Jordan, ki je v skoku za žogo preprosto odrinil Dončića in med drugim ujezil tudi lastnika moštva Marca Cubana, ki je tekmo spremljal seveda iz prve vrste. Jordan je s to potezo sicer Slovencu 'ukradel' tudi njegov prvi dvojni dvojček v ligi NBA.
A Doncic le vacilan hasta los de su equipo. pic.twitter.com/vGNWdFJG5m— WONDER ARAN💚💜 (@tzantzi) November 3, 2018
It doesn't look like stat hunting to me, it looks like he specifically has it out for doncic. If that was a veteran guard I doubt he does it— Tinoladobo (@Tinoladobo) November 3, 2018
Nekateri ljubitelji košarke v ZDA preko socialnih medijev že vabijo Dončića v svoj klub, nekateri mu svetujejo naj izsili menjavo, drugi pa zahtevajo tudi menjavo trenerja Dallasa Ricka Carlisla, ki naj ne bi dovolj dobro upošteval Slovenčevih prednosti in temu ne prilagodi igre Teličkov:
@nba: @dallasmavs - no comment on "team spirit" from @DeAndre and @Dennis1SmithJr.... pass the ball to the man who can get you a win don't be jealous on him, be happy he is on your team!!@luka7doncic keep going!!! #StriveForGreatness— Rok Zemljič (@Rokerlejn) November 3, 2018
The Mavs need to get rid of anyone who doesn't fit with Doncic, and that includes DSJ. Doncic is the cornerstone of the team and DAJ, Matthews etc need to go.— Simon (@SimonNBA505) November 3, 2018
Same observations here.. Watched all games and Deandre I guess doesn't like Doncic handling the point.. If we check some highlights, despite Doncic being available, he'd turn around and pass it to someone else.. or like you said.. .. gives the ball to Wes..— Sherwin Sia (@sherwinmsia) November 3, 2018
I feel bad for Doncic. He deserves to be in LA 🙃🙃— Blessed (@NanaQwezi) November 3, 2018
No loser he’s ours— drose goat 🌹🐐 (@dtexasoc) November 3, 2018
It seems as if Mavs have realised that with the ball in Luka Doncic's hands they might actually win something, so they just ignore him the whole game, and let him go in 4th quarter. They are really gambling with that top 5 pick next year— Pretty Much (@PiotrFan) November 3, 2018
It's early season but I'm no longer on the Rick Carlisle train. Get rid. Luka Doncic is our best player, by far. Rick's treating him like he's Justin Anderson. I want a head coach who isn't stubborn and can spot & use a generational talent properly. Not one that holds him back.— Blake (@blakelcwis) November 3, 2018
please give Luka Doncic a team, PLEASE!!!— Alessia (@alelapazza1) November 3, 2018
"So how fast can a rookie be traded?" Luka Doncic is asking for a friend...— Alessia (@alelapazza1) November 3, 2018
Mavericks are still figuring out how to use Doncic that's the scary part... I swear if it wasn't for Dennis Smith ball hogging self Doncic would be averaging 20+ PPG, 6Rebs, 6 APG.— Kura⛓️ (@BornHillsOnly) November 3, 2018
No sir, I completely agree with you. Is DSJ as sensitive as He appears? I feel he/his play is the elephant in the locker room. As well as Wes. Is it wrong of me to want to see doncic facilitate everything and really see what he can do? #MFFL— Josh Bates (@batesjt) November 3, 2018
so when is Luka Doncic being traded to Pop or the Celtics? GIVE HIM AN ENVIRONMENT TO THRIVE IN FOR GOD'S SAKE!!— Alessia (@alelapazza1) November 3, 2018