Sidthekid87 wrote:SeniorWalker wrote:If I hear another word about fat boy Luka Doncic before this dude even makes it out of the first round....I'm gonna effing puke. I'm sick to death of it. He has the ball all the time, takes all the shots on his team and plays zero defense. The Mavs weren't a very good team and he scored a lot on a clippers team that was intentionally allowing him to take all the shots for the majority of the series.
You do not become an NBA legend by being a shot jacker and failing to make it out the first round. Is he very talented? Yes. Can he get a better team and go further? Perhaps. But until he does, close your traps about him.
The same thing was done with the all the greats, including MJ, LeBron, etc. if you think he's really that good (I certainly do not) then hush and wait.
For now, I don't wanna hear him in the top 5 conversation until he gets outta the 1st round. Giannis just won a chip, Steph is a multiple time champ and MVP, Jokic won MVP and made it to the WCF last year and 2nd Rd this year with little help. Etc etc.
Point is, Luka has to wait.
What an awful awful take. Luka just finished his 3rd year. He's boxed 12 rounds b2b years with arguably the best 2 way playoff performer of our generation. MJ hadn't seen a 2nd round at this point in his career either, but if you had eyes everyone knew the mfer was absolutely on a different level. I don't understand how you can discredit a kid who has the highest playoff point per game average ever. Crazy to me
What the hell did I just say? MJ and Bron, all the greats we're not given the crown of best in the league until they got further in the playoffs. Luka has not done sh*t yet. The superteam era has clouded people judgment of actually earning wins and getting things done.
He has the ball all the time and scores, because that's what the Mavs let him do and others teams allow him to take them one on one, because they know he can't beat them solo. And he doesn't play a lick of defense.
When he learns how to start winning and gets MVPs and the like, then he will be in the conversation with Giannis. As for now, he's a shot jacker who hasn't done anything. Sorry, I'm not on the hype train. He's like James Harden to me, practically the same player although he's a better scorer under pressure than James, while being a worse athlete.
Yes this applied to MJ as well as others, Luka cannot get around it until he does it. Don't care how much you Stan for the guy, he's not more special than others just cause you want him to be. I will happily drink all the tears of Luka fanboys, until this guy starts getting it done on a more meaningful stage. Then he will fully get my respect.
Even Jokic is greater than he, because he elevates his teammates in a greater way as a playmaker and has gotten to the WCF. Until Luka gets deep in the POs, he's not in the conversation. Don't wanna hear it.