Michael Jordan calls Luka Doncic 'phenomenal'

Only two years into the NBA, Luka Doncic has gotten the praise of no less than Michael Jordan.
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Michael Jordan could not help but be amazed by Luka Doncic's impressive stint in the NBA so far.

Following a successful Rookie of the Year campaign last season, the Slovenian rising star is putting up nearly a triple-double so far this season, averaging 29.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 8.6 assists a game and is on track of making a start in next year's All-Star Game.

“Luka is a phenomenal player, and at such a young age. He’s demonstrating skill it takes many guys years to develop. It will be incredible to watch him continue to advance in the league," said Jordan in a statement.

So it was not surprising that Jordan wooed Doncic to join the line of athletes donning the Jordan Brand, and Doncic accepted the shoe endorsement offer.

"It is exciting to join such a talented roster and being given the privilege of defining the next generation of the Jordan Brand," said Dončić, who joined fellow international star Rui Hachimura as ambassadors for Jordan, a subsidiary of Nike.

Doncic added, “Michael Jordan was a hero of mine growing up, so being able to represent this iconic brand, especially as a kid from Slovenia, is an honor.”

With that said, Doncic is in line of having his own signature shoes very soon.

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