The Indiana Pacers went down to Dallas to take on the new-look Mavericks after the addition of Kyrie Irving. And while there are plenty of things we could talk about from the exciting game, what stole the show again is the utter capacity that Luka Doncic has to act like a complete child in nearly every situation.
Luka picked up another technical in this one as he stampedes toward having a potential suspension this year due to too many technical fouls. And as NBA fans watched Luka complain about every single thing that happened throughout the game, their tolerance seemingly declined. As great as Luka is, his ability to whine is what is truly unmatched among the NBA elite.
Here are some of the highlights from across twitter:
And not only that, many NBA fans seemed to think that Luka was already getting too many calls even though he continued to fight for more and argue with the refs continuously.
Luka’s complaining is everything that is wrong with the modern NBA
Now listen, every team has one. As great as he has been, Mathurin tends to argue calls to much on the Pacers. But Luka? Luka takes this to another level. He is constantly chirping at the refs, yelling at the refs, showing absolutely horrible body language as he pouts up and down the court.
And what’s embarrassing is that Luka is so talented he doesn’t need to act like this. He is by far the most talented player on almost any basketball court he steps onto. He already is drawing the most fouls of anyone on the court usually. I understand the need to be competitive, but Luka’s complaining is usually just downright sad.
The NBA needs to deal with how much of this arguing they are going to tolerate. It makes the product difficult to watch at times as players are slow to get back on defense, holding up the game with arguing, and creating a culture of hostility on the court.