Jason Kidd Makes Wild Comparison for Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd spoke glowingly about superstar Luka Doncic in a radio appearance on Tuesday.
Jan 29, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts
Jan 29, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks superstar point guard Luka Doncic has been playing at an MVP level, posting 34.7 points, 9.6 assists, and 8.6 rebounds per game. He’s also shooting 48.9% from the field and 37.5% from three-point range.

Doncic is a walking triple-double every night and is trending toward being one of the best point guards to play in the Association. Mavs head coach Jason Kidd believes that Doncic is already one of the best players to play the game and in franchise history.

In a radio appearance Tuesday on 97.1 FM The Freak’s “The Downbeat” in Dallas, the Hall of Fame point guard said that the 24-year-old point guard is better than Mavs legend and Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki and belongs in the same conversation with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.

“He's better than Dirk," said Kidd (h/t ESPN.com’s Tim MacMahon).

"He's in the atmosphere of MJ, the best to ever do it, LeBron [James], Kobe [Bryant]. And so, just to appreciate what this young man's doing at the age of 24, [it] is something that Dallas has never seen. I've said this internally: He is better than Dirk. He does things that Dirk could never do, and now is the opportunity of getting the right people around him to ultimately win a championship."

Jason Kidd

Those are bold statements by Kidd, who had a chance to play with Nowitzki and played against the likes of Jordan, Bryant, and James.

Doncic is coming off a historic performance last week against the Atlanta Hawks, where he had 73 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. 

It was an electrifying performance from the young superstar, who would have scored 80 or more points if the Hawks hadn’t started double-teaming him in the middle of the fourth quarter. At the same time, for Doncic to be in the same categories as those legendary players, he has to win at least one NBA championship.

However, the good news for Doncic is that he’s only 24 years old. The sky's the limit for him to break records and win a couple of championships before finishing up an accomplished NBA career.

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