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Luka Doncic has a message to those who think he's fat

Luka Doncic's weight has been a recurring issue over the years but the Dallas Mavericks star is very zen about it.

Athleticism comes in many forms, but we still have a unified expectation of what an athlete in shape looks like. Luka Doncic has heard and seen the comments on his body and has a message to all the detractors.

“I don’t mind at all.”

Doncic’s weight has been a recurring issue among fans. Some say he comes into the season out of shape, and others blame it for his slow start of the season. But the Slovenian wunderkind is not losing sleep over the comments.

It’s a short reply to the body shamers, as Luka Doncic should. If he stoops down on their level, the media would surely blow it out of proportion. His reply comes from a place of confidence; someone who knows what he can do on the floor no matter what the weighing scale shows.

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Luka’s performances at Eurobasket

If his recent performances at the EuroBasket tournament indicate his level of play right now, there is no problem with his current weight. Doncic shattered the scoring record and became the player to score the most points in a game since Eddy Terrace’s 63 points in 1967. The Dallas Mavericks star also breached the 30-point mark in three consecutive games, a record in the tournament.

There’s a big chance that Luka will win the MVP trophy if his team makes it all the way to the Finals. Admittedly, the point-forward reveals he’s never been one of the skinny dudes. But, as photos of him smoking cigars and drinking beers began circulating in the media, fans worried about his focus and desire to be in tip-top shape.

He may seem like a happy-go-lucky guy on the floor at times after smiling when making tough shots but make no mistake about it: the 23-year-old has the killer instinct. Luka has been playing professional basketball since he was 16 years old, so he knows the importance of being in shape. 

If he wants to enjoy his time away from the games or show up in camps appearing big or slow, fans need to suspend their judgment. After all, the NBA playoffs don’t start until March. Until then, reserve the bashing and hate for Luka Doncic and watch him silence the critics again.

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