Not that Luka Doncic needed more incentive to rehab his sprained right ankle, but he got exactly that Thursday night when his idol, LeBron James, picked him to play on Team LeBron in the Feb. 16 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.
Doncic, who often has said that, while growing up in Slovenia, James was his favorite NBA player. So being James’ third selection, No. 5 overall, surely was a dream come true for the Mavericks’ 20-year-old point guard.
“#TeamLeBron,” Doncic tweeted, adding a fire emoji for emphasis.