LeBron James & Luka Dincic Make NBA History w/ Triple Doubles of Opposing Players With More Than 15 Assist
NBA rising star, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks took on former NBA MVP LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday (Nov 1st). During their match-up, the second year player managed to keep up with the 17 season vet, both making NBA history with triple doubles, including at least 15 assist, according to reports.
LeBron James lead the Lakers with an tough come from behind win 119-110, scoring 39 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assist while rising phenom Luka Doncic scores, 31 points, 13 rebounds, and 15 assist.
In a post game interview, LeBron James spoke on his Lakers teammate Danny Green on a tying 3-point shot that left the American Airlines Center and Mavs fans speechless. On the clutch moment, the Lakers superstar says:
“When I seen Danny get a clean look, I just tried to put it on time, on target. It was a little low, but he actually likes the ball sometimes a little lower; it gets his legs into it. And he was able to knock it down.”
“I don’t really get into the one-on-one battle. Obviously he’s a great young talent, I love his game, his ability to not only create shots for himself, but you guys know I love the fact that he can get great looks for his teammates. That’s what I thrive on, that’s what I’ve always believed in, and he just plays the game the right way.”
Doncic says LeBron has been his role model prior to being drafted in 2018. He says,
“That was just some crazy stuff for me. I’ve been following him. He was my idol from the beginning. I can play against him and play a game like that, and the words that he said after the game were something that were very special for me.”
“They’re a championship team. We had a chance to win. We did some great things out there, and we should be proud of ourselves.”
After their stellar overtime victory, James showed his affinity for Doncic after the game with a line right out of a Quentin Tarantino screenplay, telling the second-year wing that he is a,
Congratulations to LeBron and Luka!