Mark Cuban: Luka Doncic 'Is Blazing His Own Path' After 43-Point Triple-Double

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 24, 2020

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic celebrates after making a game-winning 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during overtime of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Mavericks won 135-133 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
Ashley Landis/Associated Press

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered high praise of Luka Doncic after the second-year star powered the Mavs to a 135-133 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers and leveled the first-round series in the 2020 NBA playoffs at two games apiece.   

Doncic finished with 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists, and he hit a step-back three-pointer as time expired in overtime.


🎥 MORE ANGLES of @luka7doncic's OT game-winner to tie the series 2-2! #TissotBuzzerBeater #ThisIsYourTime #NBAPlayoffs https://t.co/9tKA1ar5C7

Cuban said the 21-year-old is "blazing his own path" after he put together another outstanding postseason showing:

Mark Cuban @mcuban

Don’t try to compare him to others. He is blazing his own path. @luka7doncic https://t.co/yp060IaUoZ

The reigning Rookie of the Year has taken his game to a new level in 2019-20, proving himself worthy of at least entering the MVP conversation.

Still, nobody could've reasonably expected Doncic to show out like this in the playoffs. His 42 points in Game 1 were the most ever for a player in his postseason debut.

No matter what happens to the Mavericks this offseason, they can rest easy knowing their championship window might be open for a decade or more with Doncic leading the way.