Gregg Popovich: Luka Doncic ‘Magic Johnson-Like’

by December 27, 2019

Luka Doncic lit up the San Antonio Spurs with 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists Thursday night, leading Gregg Popovich to compare the second-year stud to Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.

“He’s Magic Johnson-like,” Popovich said following the Dallas Mavericks’ 102-98 home win.

Doncic, 20, returned to action after sitting out four games due to a sprained right ankle.

Per The AP:

“I’m not going to lie,” Doncic said. “I was pretty tired.”

Tired or not, he impressed Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

“I hate to say this, he’s not Magic Johnson but it’s Magic Johnson-like in the sense that he sees the floor in that same way. He’s got a real intuitive sense and you can’t teach that. He’s just got it and he’s great at it. I’m not trying to put the Magic Johnson pressure on him, he’s not ready for that yet but he’s doing a hell of a job.”

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