Luka Doncic became the first player in NBA history with 19 consecutive games with at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.
And despite having just broken one of Michael Jordan‘s records, Doncic doesn’t want to be compared to MJ.
“There are a lot of stats going on,” Doncic told reporters Sunday.
“I think it’s a little bit too much [about] stats.”You can’t compare anybody to Michael Jordan. He’s one of a kind. Those are just stats.”
The 20-year-old superstar is focused on controlling his emotions on the court when refs don’t give him calls.
“My thing is, I’m passionate for the game,” Doncic said. “I want to win, and sometimes I get out of control just because I want to win the whole time. I’m competitive. You can ask my family. Even if it’s not basketball, it’s anything, I’m so competitive, so yeah I’ve got to work on that, for sure.”
Doncic ranks third in the NBA in personal fouls drawn per game (7.2), behind Giannis Antetokounmpo (8.7) and James Harden (9.0) and third in free throw attempts per game (9.3) behind Antetokounmpo (10.8) and Harden (14.6).
“No, I don’t feel like that,” Doncic said when asked whether he doesn’t receive enough respect from NBA referees. “Sometimes, they’re humans, you know. They make mistakes. I make mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes, so just sometimes they don’t see it and they don’t call it.
“Like I said, I just got to calm down and go to [the] next play.”