Jalen Brunson on Luka Doncic: 'That dude is a first-ballot Hall of Famer'

Jalen Brunson on Luka Doncic: 'That dude is a first-ballot Hall of Famer'

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Jalen Brunson on Luka Doncic: 'That dude is a first-ballot Hall of Famer'

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During an interview with USA Today’s Sports Seriously, Brunson revealed that opinion and talked about what it was like to play with Doncic over the last few years. “It wasn’t really difficult (to play alongside him) because you knew what it was. Luka is such a great talent. He can do anything on the court,” said Brunson. “I think, for me, I kind of figured out how to play with him because he’s so dominant. He knows how to play the game, he knows how to help his team win. I truly loved playing with him because we were in a position to win every night, because of him. “I’ve said this numerous times and I’ll continue to say it until I speak it into existence; That dude is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.”
Source: Dalton Trigg @ Sports Illustrated

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BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The EVOLUTION of Luka Doncic 🇸🇮🌟
2015 ➡️ 2018 ➡️ 2022 pic.twitter.com/00GE2G0s6r8:45 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
If you could choose one #EuroBasket player’s signed jersey, who would you pick? 👀
🇫🇷 Rudy Gobert
🇩🇪 Franz Wagner
🇹🇷 Cedi Osman
🇩🇪 Dennis Schröder
🇸🇮 Luka Doncic
🇫🇮 Lauri Markkanen
🇷🇸 Nikola Jokic
🇬🇷 Giannis Antetokounmpo
❓ OTHER pic.twitter.com/U7ROq5Lplq5:32 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Forget Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and the others…
🇮🇹 Nicolo Melli is the best player in the world for Gianmarco Pozzecco 😅💪
#EuroBasket pic.twitter.com/08RSl32T6Y5:02 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
🇷🇸 Nikola Jokic & 🇸🇮 Luka Doncic catching up during their free-time in the #EuroBasket 🤝
📸 @KoszKadra pic.twitter.com/WdUArLpRwn4:37 AM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Look at the bright side. 38 days until Luka and Mavs open @NBA season in Phoenix – 11:18 PM
Jalen Brunson @jalenbrunson1
I’m staying calm but we look valid right now – 2:21 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
The first stunner of the knockout round At Euobasker. Italy beats Serbia 94-86 coming from 14 down. Niccolo Melli (Remember him?) 21 pts 6 ribs 4 assts 2 stls 2 blks including one of Jokic (32 pts 13 rebs). Italy-France in qtrs. Winner likely gets Luka and Slovenia in semis – 2:02 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Pelicans draft-and-stash second-round pick Karlo Matkovic (@KarloMatkovic15) talks about #EuroBasket with Croatia, his NBA plans & his experience of playing for Bosnia.
He also ranks Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic & Giannis Antetokounmpo from 1-3 👀
basketnews.com/news-177676-ka…4:20 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
After scoring 35 points today to lead Slovenia to an 88-72 victory over Belgium, Luka Doncic now has pumped in 118 points in his last three games at the EuroBasket tournament. @Dallas Mavericks @NBA
mavs.com/doncicgoesfor3…11:29 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Gobert sparks France, Doncic leads Slovenia into EuroBasket final eight nba.nbcsports.com/2022/09/10/gob…8:25 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
#Eurobasket Day 9
MVP: Luka Doncic
Best non-NBAer: Lorenzo Brown pic.twitter.com/FcrlGjiiKG5:22 PM

Jalen Brunson @jalenbrunson1
Wait wait…honest question. Was it smart for him to run it out!?? – 3:37 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Luka Doncic: 35 points, 5 assists in Slovenia’s win over Belgium in Eurobasket round of 16 sportando.basketball/en/luka-doncic…1:38 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
🇧🇪 Belgium head coach Dario Gjergja says that 🇸🇮 Luka Doncic gets a different treatment from the referees 🗣️ #EuroBasket pic.twitter.com/raxE5YfHSN12:35 PM

Donatas Urbonas @Urbodo
Belgium C Kevin Tumba on Luka Doncic getting different treatment: “Refs need to be fair with everybody. It’s not because he is Luka & can talk to refs like he wants”
Coach Dario Gjergja: “I’ve been listening about 50/50 for the last 2 months. But let’s stop lying to each other.” – 12:11 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Everyone can have an opinion BUT Luka Doncic doesn’t care about the comments on his weight 👇
eurohoops.net/en/eurobasket/…12:10 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Since 🇸🇮 Luka Doncic broke a few 🇬🇷 Nikos Galis’ records, here is one he won’t be able to achieve just yet:
In 1987, Galis scored 3️⃣0️⃣+ points in ALL his games (8).
Greece won the EuroBasket, of course. pic.twitter.com/yj8byzX3cn11:19 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Luka Doncic so far at EuroBasket: 197 minutes, 168 points, 39 assists. – 11:16 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Luka last 3 games:
39.3 pts
7.5 rebs
5.5 assists
54.8% FG (40-73)
41.4% 3pt (12-29)
83.9% FT (26-31) inc 20-22 in last 2 – 10:56 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Kids absolutely adore 🇸🇮 Luka Doncic 🤩 #EuroBasket pic.twitter.com/qlRarxTxmR10:54 AM

Dionysis Aravantinos @AravantinosDA
Luka Doncic is a Top 5 player in the world.
It’s crazy to think he’s still only 23. His potential is unmatched.
But, he has to stop complaining to the referees. And it’s constant whining, talking, and laughing ironically.
It’s such a bad look for a player of his caliber. – 10:53 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Luka Doncic leads Slovenia over Belgium with a 35-point performance 🔥
Belgium stayed in the game for 3 quarters but eventually, Doncic and company were too much for the Lions:
basketnews.com/news-177765-in…10:46 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
🇸🇮 Luka Doncic is the first player in the last 31 years to score 3️⃣0️⃣+ points in three consecutive #EuroBasket games since 🇬🇷 Nikos Galis in 1991. pic.twitter.com/JLH5yqDIUP10:45 AM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Slovenia advances 88-72, a 19-1 run over nearly 6 minutes of 4th qtr finally puts the game away. Doncic 35-5-5-4 steals. inc 9-10 FT (Slovenia 23-25 FT to offset 42% shooting). Not their best game by a long shot, but now off until Wed to play either Poland or Ukraine – 10:43 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
It took 3️⃣5️⃣ points and 3️⃣6️⃣ minutes from Luka Doncic for Slovenia to beat 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇸🇮😳 #EuroBasket pic.twitter.com/910jadIwoM10:40 AM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Slovenia defeated Belgium 88-72 in the knockout round of the EuroBasket tournament today in Berlin. Luka finished with a game-high 35 points. – 10:39 AM
GeorgeZakkas @ZakkasGeorge
“Luka Magic” in Berlin. 💎
Luka Doncic was unstoppable in Slovenia’s win vs Belgium in the Round of 16 in #EuroBasket: 35 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. #BringTheNoise pic.twitter.com/qW9mKL981A10:37 AM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Luka Doncic refused to lose and put Slovenia on his back against Belgium.
35 points
7-15 2P
4-10 3P
9-10 FT
4 rebounds
5 assists
4 steals
32 efficiency
Slovenia advanced to the #EuroBasket 2022 quarter-finals.
#MojTim #SLOBEL #BringTheNoise #MFFL pic.twitter.com/9qRi35vjze10:36 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Luka and Goran combined to score or set up 42 consecutive points. My goodness. – 10:36 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Slovenia 63-60 after 3. Playing a lot like they played vs Germany in WC qualifier and vs Bosnia in Groipplay. Lazy defense. Poor rebounding. Poor shooting (39%). Doncic 28-2-2 – 10:14 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Doncic has 28 points but Slovenia enters the last period leading just by three (63-60) over Belgium 👏 pic.twitter.com/0D8ASuuWV910:11 AM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Slovenia leads 63-60 after the third quarter. Luka has 28 pts. – 10:10 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka doing Luka things. He scores, then takes a charge. He has 26 pts. – 10:02 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Lot of messing around by Slovenia late in 2nd qtr allowing Belgium to close to 44-41 at half. Slovenia had 11 pt lead in 1st. 10 pt lead in 2nd then relaxed. Doncic 16-2-2 w/3 steals. Just 1-6 on 2ptrs (He’s getting hammered) Former Baylor Bear Manu Lecomte leads Belgium w/9 – 9:35 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Luka Doncic vs Belgium (1st half)
16 points
5-13 FG
4-7 3P
2-2 FT
2 rebounds
2 assists
3 steals
Slovenia leads 44-41 at half time. #MojTim #EuroBasket #MFFL #SLOBEL9:32 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Slovenia is up on Belgium, 44-41, at the half. Luka has 16 pts. – 9:32 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Boston Celtics GM Brad Stevens is in Berlin watching 🇸🇮 Luka Doncic’s Slovenia battle 🇧🇪 Belgium 👌 #EuroBasket pic.twitter.com/JplcW1CqQU9:16 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
With the French national team bracing for a possible quarterfinal battle with Serbia, Andrew Albicy picks Jokic over Giannis and Luka 📽️
eurohoops.net/en/eurobasket/…9:12 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka with his 4th 3-pointer. He has 16 pts. – 9:12 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Like vs France, Coach Sekulic not taking out Doncic at start of 2nd qtr. – 9:08 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Slovenia 24-19 after one. Began on a 16-5 run to start, and looked like a blowout (in may still be before its done). Belgium responded with a 14-4 run to make it 20-19. Luka 11-2-2 including those three bombs to start the game. – 9:06 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Slovenia leads Belgium 24-19 after the first quarter. Luka has 11 pts and two assists. – 9:04 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka scores inside. He already has 11 pts. – 8:53 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Three minutes into the game and 🇸🇮 Luka Doncic already has 3️⃣ three-pointers. Not a good sign for 🇧🇪 👀 – 8:50 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Oh Luka!! 3 straight 3s to start the game – 8:49 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka is 3 for 3 from 3. GET UP and watch this. – 8:49 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka drains another 3. – 8:48 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka for 3. – 8:47 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Luka Doncic in legal battle with his own mother over controlling trademark “LUKA DONCIC 7” sportando.basketball/en/luka-doncic…8:36 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Luka Doncic in legal battle with his own mother over controlling trademark “LUKA DONCIC 7” sportando.basketball/en/luka-doncic…8:36 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
I know it’s Saturday morning, but it’s time to GET UP! Luka Doncic and Slovenia plays Belgium at 7:45 a.m. in the EuroBasket tournament on ESPN+. Luka scored 83 points in his last two games. What will he do today? Something amazing again, so GET UP! @Dallas Mavericks @NBA8:31 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Even Luka Doncic is stressed watching 🇹🇷 vs 🇫🇷 😁 #EuroBasket pic.twitter.com/hzxgSBcSVc7:21 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
You can say this 🇸🇮 Luka Doncic guy is popular in Berlin 👀 #EuroBasket pic.twitter.com/02Ri25Kxe55:47 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Belgium has beaten Serbia and Spain before this year, they will face Slovenia in the Round of 16 of EuroBasket 2022 today.
Belgium’s coach suggests that the only way to stop Luka Doncic is not entirely legal 😬
basketnews.com/news-177742-be…2:31 AM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Official numbers for new Knicks contracts. Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson start their new deals this year. RJ Barrett’s extension starts in 2023-24.
RJ Barrett — $106.99 million
Julius Randle — $106.44 million
Jalen Brunson — $104 million – 3:21 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
2K23 ratings among Western Conference guards:
Steph Curry – 96
Luke Doncic – 95
Ja Morant – 93
Devin Booker – 91
Chris Paul – 90
Damian Lillard – 89
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – 87 – 2:28 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
EuroBasket 2022 has probably the largest talent pool in recent memory with Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Nikola Jokic leading their teams.
However, their presence both blesses but at the same time hurts international basketball 👇
basketnews.com/news-177439-un…5:15 AM

More on this storyline

According to FIBA media rules, players and coaches are not obliged to stop but are strongly encouraged to take the time to answer journalists’ questions. However, it’s not mandatory for players to stop there. And Luka Doncic never stops in the mixed zone. “In the press conference,” Luka Doncic replied when I tried to stop him for a flash interview in the mixed zone after the Bosnia and Herzegovina loss in Cologne. -via BasketNews / September 9, 2022
“I’m not being negative about those guys,’’ Van Gundy said. “Randle made an All-Star team, Barrett they hope continues to become a more efficient player. Jalen is in that category of fringe All-Star. “That being said, if you’re going to make a significant jump in the Eastern Conference — when you have [Boston’s Jayson] Tatum, [Jaylen] Brown, [Brooklyn’s Kevin] Durant, [Milwaukee’s Giannis] Antetokounmpo , [Miami’s Jimmy] Butler, and [James] Harden and [Joel] Embiid in Philly, you need a top-20 player in the league. That’s what you build around. They’re still searching for that.” -via New York Post / September 7, 2022
The Post reported Saturday the Knicks’ belief is a Jalen Brunson-Mitchell backcourt can be the elixir to a 10-game jump in the standings from 37 wins to 47 wins. However, if they give up the entire farm of first-rounders, they will be hard-pressed to make another significant trade to make them a championship contender. They believe having Brunson and Mitchell would spur another star to join them. -via New York Post / August 22, 2022

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