Dirk on Luka: ‘He is Better Than Me Now Than I’ve Ever Been’

When it comes to Dallas Mavericks basketball, Dirk Nowitzki is the best to ever do it. One of the best players in League history, he brought the Mavs their only title back in 2011. 

However, a decade later, their next superstar in Luka Doncic has the chance to be even greater. In fact, after both Nowitzki and Doncic made the covers of NBA 2K21, the former Dallas hero said he has already been surpassed. 

“He’s such a special talent and so good already at leading the floor at just 21, 22, and his just unbelievable all-around game,” said Nowitzki. “I would say he is better than me now than I’ve ever been in my prime and that’s how good he is at 22 already.”

Doncic is absolutely spectacular and one of the best players in the league although he’s only 22. Last season, he averaged 27.7 points, 8.6 assists and 8.0 rebounds per contest, bringing the Mavericks to the playoffs. 

The two-time NBA All-Star starter is already the favorite to win MVP next season as well. 

For Nowitzki to say Doncic is already better than he was in his prime is high praise. With that in mind, Doncic is certainly projecting to be one of the best players in the history of the League.