Luka Doncic was the first player to be named to two All-NBA First Teams within his first three years. Mark Jackson believes that he is already among the top 75 players ever.
It’s clear that Doncic, a Slovenian basketball star, is a true genius and will continue to be a source of entertainment for fans for many decades. Doncic is only 22 years old, but he has been teaching veterans since his teens.
At the tender age of 16, he first made headlines when he started receiving regular minutes from Real Madrid. As he grew up, he refined his skills and became an adult, the buzz around him only increased.
His ability to transfer his guard-like game to NBA before 2018 was questioned. Three years later, and two All-NBA First Team selections later on, there were still doubts about his ability to translate his guard-like game to the NBA.
Luka Doncic will be a great player when he retires. He’s just starting, but he already has the NBA’s best players on his highlight reels.
Mark Jackson: “Luka Doncic would make it to the NBA’s top 75 players all time if he was voting”
Recently, Mark Jackson was a guest on Club Shay Shay’s podcast. They had some deep conversations about the evolution of basketball throughout the years.
They also discussed the soon-to be released list of top 75 NBA players. Jackson was mildly hesitant about where Luka Doncic fits in that context.
People say “Will there ever be a young sleeper?” But Luka Doncic is the real deal. He’s got what it takes to be successful early in his career.
“If it were me voting, he would be on the list. Although I won’t name anyone on the top-50 list that I like, he is better than some of these guys. “I watched some of these guys.”
A huge uproar ensued when Shaquille O’Neal was named among the NBA’s top 50 basketball players for 1996. The former Warriors head coach and ESPN broadcaster has a bolder suggestion.
Luka Doncic believes that Luka Doncic already has enough potential to be one of the 100 greatest NBA players. It doesn’t make sense to delay his entry into the pantheon.