Dallas County is celebrating Luka Doncic’s impact on basketball and his contributions to the county. July 6th has officially been named Luka Doncic Day. After a resolution passed this morning at Dallas County Commissioners Court, this raised some confusion because tomorrow’s date is 7/7 (July 7th), which is the number Luka wears.
In just his third season in the league, Doncic has become one of the biggest household names in the NBA. Luka Doncic jerseys were the second most sold jerseys in the entire league behind Lebron James.
The resolution praises Doncic for his efforts on and off the court. Doncic, in his first three seasons with the Mavericks, already holds the franchise record for triple-doubles with 36. He is the youngest player in NBA history (22) to be awarded multiple All-NBA First Team selections.
Luka Doncic and Mark Cuban donated $1.25 million to aid the county after a huge winter storm wiped it out. Luka also helped the Mavericks donate $500,000 to support child-care for the healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19.
The county also acknowledged Luka’s Slovenian heritage as well. Currently, Doncic is leading the Slovenia Men’s basketball team to their first Olympics appearance. In the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Doncic averaged 21.3 PPG, 11.3 APG, and 8.0 RPG.
This news comes after Doncic and the Mavericks recently lost in the first round to the Los Angeles Clippers for the second straight season. Despite the loss, Doncic did his part in the series averaging 35.7 PPG, 10.3 APG, and 7.9 RPG, including a 46 PT performance in a game seven loss. The Mavericks have already made a coaching change and hope to see better results next season.
Luka Doncic has quickly proven his skills in Dallas since being drafted. Much like former Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki, who is also European. Fans hope to see Doncic follow Dirk’s footsteps and win Dallas a championship as Nowitzki did in 2011.