Trae Young doesn't have time for the Luka Doncic comparisons. Young is signing the first big contract of his NBA career. As a result, he focuses more on becoming one of the all-time NBA greats when it's all said and done.
Young is signing a five-year contract extension with Atlanta. The deal could be worth up to 207 million dollars. However, it's also looking like Doncic will get a similar extension after the Olympics.
Young knows he is going to get Doncic comparisons his whole career. Both players were even traded for each other on draft night. However, Young wants to create his own legacy and follow in the greats' footsteps.
I'm competing with Allen Iverson. I’m competing with Steve Nash, Chris Paul. My mindset is not Luka. I wanna be an all-time great in this game."Trae Young
Young and Doncic are both on their way to becoming all-time greats. Both players have already led their teams to the playoffs. However, Doncic hasn't made it out the first round, and Young led Atlanta to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The two are going to have comparisons made between them for the rest of their careers. Both players are all-stars and set to be the faces of the NBA. However, both players want to create their own legacies.
The one thing you can say about both players is that they aren't afraid of the moment. As a result, both players seem to level up their play in big games. In addition, Doncic and Slovenia are one win away from a trip to the gold medal game in this year's Olympics. Doncic has never lost during international play.
Regardless of their careers, Trae Young and Luka Doncic will always have comparisons about them. However, both players respect each other, and each wants to create their own legacies as professional basketball players.