Many were surprised by Luka Dončić’s performance in the NBA All Star Game Skills Contest and, above all, his attitude on the court. The Dallas Mavericks guard was one of the favorites to stay with the challenge. Nevertheless, he was quickly eliminated by Domantas Sabonis, who would later become champion.
Hands in pockets and weary stride. This is how the Slovenian entered the Philips Arena and that is how he also performed in the contest. He slowly dodged obstacles, wasted seconds trying to get the ball into the hoop and didn’t even have time to hit a triple.
So low was his performance that even his teammate Jalen Brunson wrote to him on Twitter: “Are you serious Luka …?”. Quickly, the base was justified: “I did not heat. The pressure got me “. The truth is that Luka Dončić’s role in the Skills Contest took a nosedive: from favorite to disappointment. Have you underestimated it?