Much was made of Luka Doncic’s admiration for LeBron James when he entered the league last season. Cameras were there to capture Luka, waiting outside the Lakers’ locker room after a wild Mavericks 4th quarter comeback fell just short (with LeBron himself hitting the deciding free throw in the 113-114 Lakers’ win). He was there to retrieve a signed LeBron jersey. Why go get a jersey from someone who just beat you in a close game? Surely a professional athlete must have the kind of competitive drive that wouldn’t allow them to-
“I always wanted his jersey,” Doncic would say when asked about it afterwards.