No one, not even the most optimistic Dallas Mavericks' fan or scout ever thought that Luka Doncic was going to take the NBA by storm as quickly as he did it. Team owner Mark Cuban, his coach Rick Carlisle and the organization as a whole were quite excited about him but no one ever saw this coming.
Doncic became one of the best players in the world during his rookie season and only kept it going during his sophomore year, up to the point that he is already one of the most respected and feared players in the NBA.
The Mavericks traded for Kristaps Porzingis to pair Luka with a fellow European offensive juggernaut and that move has surely paid off, as the team was able to make the playoffs and had a strong chance of upsetting the Los Angeles Clippers.
Mark Cuban Said He'd Divorce His Wife To Keep Luka Doncic With The Mavericks
That's why Mark Cuban, who's known around the league for his hilarious comments and bold statements, went as far as to claim that he would divorce his wife if that meant keeping his young star Luka Doncic with the team
“If I had to choose between my wife and keeping Luka on the Mavs, catch me at my lawyer’s office prepping for a divorce,” the entrepeneur told Swishline. The funny part is that most people actually think he's not lying.
Cuban has already admitted his regret for not being able to keep Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash together for longer and stated that he's not going to let that happen again with their new European duo.
Luka Doncic Is The NBA's Biggest Sensation
Doncic is coming off a Rookie of the Year campaign and somehow took it up a notch this season. He's averaging a whopping 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game and is a finalist for the Most Improved Player award, although those are MVP-caliber numbers.
The former Real Madrid standout has embraced his role as the leader of the organization after Dirk Nowitzki's retirement and he's clearly a once-in-a-lifetime kind of talent, so yeah, we get why Cuban would choose him over his better half.