Luka Doncic is a professional Slovenian basketball player who currently plays in the National basketball league for the Dallas Mavericks. Luka also plays for his national Slovenian team and has been a star player even since he was young. He started his career with the youth academy of the Spanish club, Real Madrid and got picked in the NBA draft in the year 2018 when he was merely 19 years old.
Luka was in headlines currently for putting on a show during Christmas day game where he played against his idol LeBron James. On the occasion of Christmas celebration, Dallas Mavericks collided with the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA’s Christmas Day slate. Thanks to Doncic, Mavericks were able to score a 124-115 win over the Lakers. Doncic received a bulk of the headlines following his near triple-double performance of 32 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Let us check out some more fascinating details related to the rising star such as Luka Doncic net worth 2023, salary, endorsements, personal & professional life, etc.
Luka Doncic Net Worth as in 2023
Doncic signed a 5-year, $207 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks which made his earning around $10,174,391 in his rookie years and was reportedly earning a whopping $35,700,000 in the 2022-23 season. Other than basketball salary, Luka has amulti-year endorsement deal with Air Jordan. Doncic was also the cover athlete for NBA 2K22, the 23rd installment in the NBA 2K video game series and had deals with Panini, BioSteel and WME Sports. His Panini National Treasures basketball card sold for $4.6 million dollars in 2021.
|Net worth (2023)||$25 million (est.)|
|Average annual salary (2023)||$43,031,940 (approx.)|
Luka Doncic Personal Biography
Doncic was born on 28 February 1999 in Ljubljana, Slovenia to Mirjam Poterbin and Saša Doncic. His mother owned series of beauty salons while his father was a basketball coach and former player. His parents filed for divorce in 2008 and Luca’s custody and legal guardianship went to his mother. Doncic grew up admiring American basketball player LeBron James and his idol is Greek basketball player Vassilis Spanoulis. Doncic can speak four languages including English, Slovenian, Serbian and Spanish.
|Full name||Luka Doncic|
|Years active||2015 – present|
|Current team||Dallas Mavericks|
|Date of birth||28 February 1999|
|Parents||Mirjam Poterbin (mother) Saša Doncic (father)|
Professional Career of Luka Doncic
Real Madrid (2015–2018)
Luca made his professional basketball debut with Real Madrid and became the youngest player to ever play for them in the ACB (16 years, two months, and two days) and the third-youngest debutante in league history. After playing five games in the 2014–15 ACB season Doncic became a regular member of Real Madrid’s senior team for the 2015–16 season. He howeverrose to prominence in the 2016–2017 season when he became the first ACB player of the week honor, MVP of the Round and was named EuroLeague Rising Star.
Dallas Mavericks (2018–present)
In 2018 NBA draft, Doncic was selected with the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks but was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Trae Young. Playing for the Mavericks, he became the youngest 20-point scorer in franchise history and the youngest NBA player to make seven three-pointers in a game. His achievements didn’t stop with that and he went on to became the first teenager in NBA history with a 30-point triple-double and multiple triple-doubles. Doncic also received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award with the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic NBA Achievements
In a career that can only be said brief, Doncic has already achieved NBA achievements equal to legends such as Magic Johnson and LeBron James. Let us have a look at the a few of his major accomplishments.
- First teenager to record four career triple-doubles in NBA history
- Most triple-doubles with 22 in just 122 NBA games
- Most triple-doubles in a season (17) before turning 22 years old (2019–20 season)
- Youngest player in NBA history to lead the league outright in triple-doubles (21 years, 168 days old)
- Twenty straight games with at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists
- First player since Tim Duncan to be selected to All-NBA First Team in a player’s first or second season
- Second-fewest games played to record 35 career triple-doubles (190)
- Third-fewest games played to reach 4,000 career points
Luka Doncic Contact Details
In honor of one of his idols, Greek professional basketball player Vassilis Spanoulis, who himself wore number 7 jersey.