As the All-Star weekend in Charlotte is underway, all the most famous faces of the NBA have gathered in one place for the festivities. One of the most popular players this year is definitely the “Mavs” rookie sensation from Slovenia Luka Doncic who has caught the attention of the media and the whole NBA world.
While doing his interviews and being surrounded by a bunch of reporters he answered questions mostly about his transition and adjustment to the NBA and his team, as Doncic said his adjustment to the NBA has gone better than expected after a very successful start to his career in which he is currently averaging 20.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game
But he was also asked a fascinating question regarding his picks for an active international starting five that could beat team USA.
He selected Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Kristaps Porzingis, himself and his fellow countrymen Goran Dragic. A pretty good five.
It immediately started debates between fans if they are good enough to do it and who maybe could make the cut instead. It mostly revolved about the names of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and others. He definitely couldn’t go wrong with either choice, but it seems Luka just had European players on his mind.
It definitely shows the increase in the amount of international talent in the NBA and how maybe shortly team USA wouldn’t be a lock to win every tournament they play in.
Doncic got his first taste of the All-Star weekend last night, as he participated in the Rising Stars game and represented Team World, but it seems he will be a participant of the All-Star weekend for years to come and probably playing on Sunday night.