How many NBA players have their very own day in their city?
And how many of them achieved that before turning 30?
July 6 is officially Luka Doncic Day in Dallas, and the Dallas Mavericks made sure to remind everyone on social media about that.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 6, 2023
For those who need some context, we need to take you all the way back to 2021.
The state of Texas and Dallas County honored him for his contributions to the community.
Shortly after leading the Mavs to their first division title in more than a decade, Dallas County published a resolution acknowledging Doncic’s ability to unite the community in support of the most popular professional basketball team in the area.
The Dallas County Commissioners Court officially declared July 6 as Luka Doncic Day and not July 7 — which would’ve been 77 like his jersey number — because July 7 also marks the anniversary of a police shooting, so it would obviously give his holiday a negative connotation.
Doncic has become one of the most popular players on Earth since arriving in Dallas.
Deemed one of the new faces of the NBA, he’s already established himself as one of the most unique talents to ever set foot on a basketball hardwood, and he’s just getting started.
The Mavericks went to great lengths to give him some proper help this offseason, and they could be one of the biggest threats to come out of the West this year.
But even if he never wins an NBA championship, no one can take this away from him.