Luka Doncic is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association and the Slovenian national basketball team.
Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia on February 28, 1999, Doncic shone as a youth player for Union Olimpija before joining the youth academy of Real Madrid and later to the senior team where he rose to stardom.
Luka Doncic Early Life
Doncic was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia to Mirjam Poterbin, an owner of beauty salons, and Saša Doncic, a basketball coach and former player. His mother is Slovenian, and his father is a Slovenian of Serbian descent from Kosovo.
His parents filed for divorce in 2008, with custody and legal guardianship granted to his mother.
According to his family, Doncic first touched a basketball when he was seven months old and was frequently playing with a miniature hoop in his room by the age of one.
He played various sports in his childhood, including football, which he later quit after growing too tall. At age seven, he began playing organized basketball at primary school in Ljubljana.
His opponents at the time were up to ten years old, as Doncic reflected: “I was always training and playing with older kids who had much more experience than me. Many of them were bigger and faster than me too, so I had to beat them with my brain.”
He admired Greek basketball player Vassilis Spanoulis from his early teenage years, stating that he was “enchanted” by him. He wore the number 7 at Real Madrid in honor of Spanoulis. Doncic also grew up admiring American basketball player LeBron James.
Luka Doncic Professional Career
Doncic made his professional debut for real Madrid on April 30, 2015 in the Liga ACB against Unicaja. He also became the youngest player to ever play for Real in the Liga ACB and the third youngest debutant in league history at age 16 years, two months and two days.
He became significant for Madrid in the 2017-18 season after the team’s star play Sergio Llull suffered a torn ACL during EuroBasket.
On June 21, 2018, Doncic was selected with the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018 NBA draft. He was then traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the draft rights to Trae Young and a protected future first-round pick in 2019.
Luka Doncic girlfriend
His girlfriend is Anamaria Goltes, a lifestyle and fitness instructor.
Luka Doncic shoes
On December 26, 2019, he signed a multi-year deal with Jordan brand and will be headlining Jordan’s most important silhouette: the Air Jordan 36.
Luka Doncic Injury
Luka suffered yet another injury during a Thursday night game against the Suns, but the Dallas star doesn’t believe he will miss any games moving forward.
Luka Doncic’s age
Born on Feb28, 1999. Doncic is 22 years now
Luka Doncic weight and height
As tall and dense as most basketball players are, Doncic weighs 104 kg and is listed as 6 feet 6 inches (2.01m)
Luka Doncic Contract
Doncic signed a five-year rookie contract extension with the Mavs on August 9, 2021. The new deal is worth 207.1 million dollars, and it is the largest guaranteed rookie extension in the history of the NBA.