The REAL Reason Why Luka Doncic Is SO Good (Ft. NBA Passing, Deep 3s, Young MVP)

Nov 8, 2019
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Luka Doncic is playing like NBA MVP, went at LeBron. What makes Luka so good? #NBA #Luka
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Luka Doncic had an impressive rookie campaign, better than LeBron’s rookie year, up there with the likes of Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson. And we expected him to take a leap, but what he is doing now makes him one of the best players in the NBA, but what makes him so good? Let’s find out.
Luka Doncic is nearly averaging a triple double. Through 7 games, he’s averaging 26.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 9.1 assists. LeBron even called him a bad man. And Luka has been a bad man, 3 triple doubles and the Mavericks are above 500. He’s only 20 years old. So let’s look at what makes him so good.
I broke down Luka last year which sort of started this whole, so good series, lemme know what players you wanna see next. I wanna bring back the main point of that video, Luka’s balance. Luka Doncic has some of the most insane balance I have seen. (Show Luka balancing on chair) Like look at this pass. Luka should have fallen over while making this pass, but he was able to remain upright. (what?) That balance really does allow him to do all these flip shots and still make it a good shot, but more than that now are his body bumps. His nudges and the way he seals defenders who are hounding him are more impressive to me because it gives him space to operate. Since Luka has a strong core, he’s able to create the contact and go exactly where he wants to without being moved off his path. And Luka is not particularly big. He’s 6’ 7”, less than 218 pounds. He actually lost weight this summer and is more in shape. He’s just stronger and so he can shield the ball away from defenders while still keeping his head up. And because of that, he can stay in these positions near the paint while holding his ground. This gives the roller enough time to get to the paint for easy lobs.
This balance allows him to make difficult actions like routine and easy. Luka Doncic likes to do these jump passes that completely catch the defense off guard. He’ll get to the midrange area which is an area of tension for the defense. A lot of the off-ball defenders will have their eyes on him, even try to help. At the moment, Luka will jump in the air and fire a cross court pass that takes advantage of the defense’s position. As on off-ball defender, you typically play tight defense if you’re man is one pass away, but with Luka, anyone can be one pass away.That is almost a 50 foot pass from a trapped position. This means that Luka can literally pass from almost any position to almost anyone. This overhead pass behind his body is more proof of that, but that would mean nothing without Luka’s vision and ability to read a defense.
Because Luka is herky jerky and his change of pace is so lethal, he actually gives himself so many different options. He’s not super athletic or quick or anything. He is deceptively quick. He’ll slowly bring the ball up and then out of nowhere shift and turn the accelerators. That cross was on Danny Green, a good perimeter defender, but Luka got Green behind him with just one move. These little pauses or times when he slows down for just a split second is enough for him to read the defense and make the play. This is where all of what we have talked about comes together, the balance, the change of pace, the playmaking. He is literally toying with the Lakers defense which is the best defense in the league.
Luka is also shifty. I don’t mean he’s doing euro step layups. He’s able to throw his weight in one direction and then pull it back in another, but what makes this special is that he’s able to throw his weight further away from his center of gravity than most players. For example on this snatch back on Avery Bradley, Luka dribbles the ball out, but his center of gravity is really this far back from the step, which leads to these long step backs because Luka is able to extend past of center gravity so that when he does step back, he’s now in a comfortable position with his base loaded. This is also why his in between the leg dribble is so effective. He extends that leg out far away from his body while still keeping control. He can either go backwards or go laterally. His arsenal is just so vast.
Even if Luka doesn’t seem athletic, his actual athletic ability allows him to make a lot of those unique signature plays that we are associating with Luka. But his IQ and court awareness is just special. We are seeing a 20 year old put up MVP type numbers and play like an MVP. And so yeah Luka Doncic is really good, but he’s also one of a kind. But what do you think? What will Luka end up averaging? Which player do you wanna see next?

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    MJ2KALLDAYMJ2KALLDAY11 months ago
    • UNIQUE

      joaquin valenzuelajoaquin valenzuela11 months ago

      Crebs ParkCrebs Park11 months ago
    • The REAL Reason Why Luka Doncic Is SO Good, his father is Serbian, so he haze no choice, he must be the best.

      Zeljko KojcicZeljko Kojcic11 months ago
    • Trae Young or Kyrie Irving

      Jasiah CurryJasiah Curry11 months ago
    • jayson tatum

      it_REV1Eit_REV1E11 months ago
  • I think a huge part of Lukas came that no one talks about his his ability to shoot contested shots/ shots that should have an effect on your mental. He isn’t fast but makes just enough space to get off comfortable shot. Not open, comfortable. He’s been a pro going against bigger and aggressive defense for so long he is accustomed to shooting under pressure. I think it’s all mental, the fact his contested shots are just normal shots to him. Also he takes smart shots.

    Definitely not Lebron JamesDefinitely not Lebron James2 months ago
  • Just here after luka hit the game winner shot in game 4

    Lee ThalesLee Thales2 months ago
  • Unique

    Bilal MutawakilBilal Mutawakil3 months ago
  • Luka ain't nothing

    Thomas_ Ayotte03Thomas_ Ayotte033 months ago
  • Amazing technique and Shooting. Impressive Basketball IQ. I can't believe Luka is just 21.. well, he's having so much fun that's why. Definitely gonna buy luka jerseys like 10 pcs..

    Pamplona ChristianPamplona Christian4 months ago
  • player like Doncic have a type of athletiscm that is really tough to measure.. eye, hand coordination, high IQ, incredible lateral agility and footwork are hard to get metrics on... when you combined those super skills with his size, he's an supreme athlete.. Speed, amazing vision and vertical he possess, i can't wait when he perfectly master this in few time. what a fookin legend... #Halleluka

    Pamplona ChristianPamplona Christian4 months ago
  • Those of you who were able to watch any of his performances in EuroBasket 2017, which took place almost a year before he was drafted into the NBA, knew Doncic was a very good player. He and Goran Dragic led the Slovenian national team to the championship in the tournament. But him becoming an MVP candidate in just his second NBA season was not something anyone could have realistically predicted at that time. Doncic, still just 21 years old, recently passed Michael Jordan for most consecutive 20-point, five rebound, and five-assist games since the NBA/ABA merger.

    Pamplona ChristianPamplona Christian4 months ago
  • Luka is better than lebron.

    Sky FlakesSky Flakes4 months ago
  • He just needs to change his name if he is to be among the goat come on do you remember luka Jesus Christ that's sounds like a missionary

    Nonoa SailoNonoa Sailo5 months ago
  • You sound like the son from breaking bad. Just saying

    Atul MichaelAtul Michael5 months ago
  • Just wait for his prime he will dominate Giannis and LeBron

    Asahi’s h o l y l i c eAsahi’s h o l y l i c e5 months ago
  • 0:15 luka double step back

    Screen PatchScreen Patch6 months ago
  • Because of his talents and who he is, Luka Doncic will quickly become the most loved and most hated player in the league until he retires

    Stephen RunsHisMouthStephen RunsHisMouth6 months ago
  • I always feel asleep as soon as he starts to talk with that background music,💤💤

    gon the stone age boygon the stone age boy8 months ago
  • Trae young and luka donic are real life my career players

    JustAnotherLightSkinJustAnotherLightSkin8 months ago
  • He is fucking athletic!

    Guy BartlettGuy Bartlett8 months ago
  • Unique

    Yuan IgnacioYuan Ignacio8 months ago
  • What the fuck is wrong with you? Why the fuck are you inserting irritating high-pitch bleeps in your video? How would you like me to call your phone number and blast a high pitch fax machine in your ear? No need to insert any such fucking sound on USworlds. Hear enough of that sound on network and cable TV. Have some respect for your listeners!

    Jason JonesJason Jones9 months ago
  • Lebron shouldnt be sleeping in playoffs.

    jomark palaciojomark palacio9 months ago
  • Because he played in Europe

    Marios KarydakisMarios Karydakis9 months ago
  • This is the Modern Larry Bird punk haha

    Ishigami PauL Yu PelandasIshigami PauL Yu Pelandas9 months ago
  • Nikola Jokic hi is also goat on his way!

    Goran GombosGoran Gombos9 months ago
  • He needs westbrook

    Zarmeckar LeeZarmeckar Lee9 months ago
  • So his iq

    EstarossaッEstarossaッ9 months ago
  • Unique

    Jayson OrtizJayson Ortiz9 months ago
  • Unique

    Tom SquishTom Squish9 months ago
  • I know I'm late but "Unique*

    Hunter HarmonHunter Harmon9 months ago
  • Great video. And here's a luka song: Very funny

    Alex De LillaAlex De Lilla9 months ago
  • I remember some parts of Jason Kidd on him 😊

    Jeff The RipperJeff The Ripper10 months ago
  • he is not particularly big. also, he is 6'7.....

    FlacoDRTVFlacoDRTV10 months ago
    • The nba is for freaks bro....

      Isaiah Mc IntoshIsaiah Mc Intosh7 months ago

    TSM MarrellTSM Marrell10 months ago

    ApophisFNApophisFN10 months ago
  • luka's 2k rating ain't doing him any justice lmao

    JEYEM.JEYEM.10 months ago
  • unique

    Sarvajeeth MareeduSarvajeeth Mareedu10 months ago
  • Make this year's All-star game US vs the world.

    shel ishel i10 months ago
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Rokas ZidziunasRokas Zidziunas10 months ago
  • Uniqie

    Warrior FilmsWarrior Films10 months ago
  • *Im fox look at me Im fox*

    Yusuf LemanYusuf Leman10 months ago
  • There is no reason for his success cuz he is Wonderboy

    Ian OderIan Oder10 months ago
  • Luka is technically the 2nd best player in the nba right now

    charlie dunkscharlie dunks10 months ago
  • U just said Luka have a better rookie year then lebron James? Delete ur channel.

    Jahn AlvarezJahn Alvarez10 months ago
    • That's the truth bro

      Juanito SumagaysayJuanito Sumagaysay10 months ago
  • He came from europe.. The games in europe is more though defence and more tactical game, small court and team work (giannis and luka said it's hard to play much more than nba).. More fun to watch

    Samuel .g.Samuel .g.10 months ago
  • Nice vid. It is fun to watch while listening.

    Mark Bryan BawalanMark Bryan Bawalan10 months ago
  • He'll probably end his career with more stepbacks

    Ean KillerEan Killer10 months ago
  • luka not the fastest player in the Nba a not so fast but quick player thats why he has so much control in the game

    SavageGuySavageGuy10 months ago
  • luka not the fastest player in the Nba a not so fast but quick player thats why he has so much control in the game

    SavageGuySavageGuy10 months ago
  • This vid is basically just saying that Luka basketball IQ = 9999999

    EthanthecuberEthanthecuber10 months ago
  • Unique

    CB powellCB powell10 months ago
  • unique

    Ben LeeBen Lee10 months ago
  • He sounds like Jason Mendoza from the Good Place

    Lee JinLee Jin10 months ago
  • to sum it up. he moves on careful delayed calculated move thats why its easy for him to have balance. add to that, he is tall ( better all around vision), young ( fast ), and good enough nba built. plus accurate outside threat. lastly, mavs offense is anchored on him getting main touch of the ball which makes him a potential stat stock up in every mavs play.

    Michael CucioMichael Cucio10 months ago
  • I saw a triple number 77 @ 3:34

    TREKTREK11 months ago
  • embid

    Liz FernandoLiz Fernando11 months ago
  • I really like LUKA DONČIĆ 77

    Gap MoralesGap Morales11 months ago
  • That jump pass is impressive. He is reading the defense and setting up his teammates beyond the normal pass.

    Mr. BerryMr. Berry11 months ago
  • Luka reminds me of a bigger manu am I right ?

    brandon geebrandon gee11 months ago
  • Luka, Luka,....only Luka. 😘

    Maria RitchieMaria Ritchie11 months ago
  • Hell of a player and an absolute goof. If he was your younger brother his head would be going down the dunnie.

    Blair RobertBlair Robert11 months ago
  • I have watched dirk’s entire career and now I’m excited to watch Luka’s entire career. I only hope that he will stay in Dallas his entire career. He is once in 2 or 3 generation player.

    Jason JacobsJason Jacobs11 months ago
  • Luka is like Larry Bird and James Harden combo

    Al Joshua?Al Joshua?11 months ago
    • If he can play team defense the way Larry did, he is going to be insane. Larry was always making clutch plays on defense.

      MarinoMarino11 months ago
  • How is Luka not an All-Star?🤔

    FadeFade11 months ago
  • Amazing breakdown @MJ2KALLDAY

    Michael BhodhoMichael Bhodho11 months ago
  • Unique

    Lj YonkinLj Yonkin11 months ago
  • I’ve never seen a player like luka he cold 🥵

    okshannon _okshannon _11 months ago
  • Luka is genetically modified like yao ming

    Buss Da HusslahBuss Da Husslah11 months ago
  • I enjoy you begging for subscribers... I will never subscribe just so I I can continue the gog...

    Bravo BodeyBravo Bodey11 months ago
  • He's good because he's from the Balkans. We have basketball genes. Those layups are so typically old school Yugoslavian, Jokic does them too.

    enter.the.void.IIenter.the.void.II11 months ago
  • Nuka Luka!

    jr eirinijr eirini11 months ago
  • Can Luka be an improved Jordan

    Igor ŠlaferIgor Šlafer11 months ago
  • Unique.. great video, you got a new sub :)

    tadej pečkajtadej pečkaj11 months ago
  • Luka making Kuroko no Basket into a real thing hahahah

    DrexxBobanDrexxBoban11 months ago
  • False - @ 6:47 "Lakers have the best defense in the league" Truth - Raptors have the defense in the league.

    AMACAMAC11 months ago
  • My like musta been close

    STEEL ironySTEEL irony11 months ago
  • Unique

    OnEBryant XOnEBryant X11 months ago
  • So sick of people saying Luca isn't athletic. He's ridiculously athletic for 6'7"...can beat anyone off the dribble. So quick.

    Patrick WinnPatrick Winn11 months ago
  • Unique! It’s actually in my name lol

    JBFrom2100JBFrom210011 months ago
  • Chaaannnnge yooouuurr voooiiiiice duuuuudddde or talk faster. :D

    user00188user0018811 months ago
    • speed up the video by 1.25 even 1.5 still correct.

      Sand WalkerSand Walker11 months ago
  • Wait so see Ja Morant evolving...

    Luigi WeyrauchLuigi Weyrauch11 months ago
  • NBA Community : it's hard for European ball players to excel in the NBA because of the elite competition and athleticism in the NBA. Ex. Milos Teodosic. Also NBA Community : Luka excels in the NBA because of his experience in the European ball league.

    Real Cesar GonzalezReal Cesar Gonzalez11 months ago
  • Bravo Luka 💪

    carlos pezcarlos pez11 months ago
  • What makes him so good is he anticipates the person that's playing defense on him to make his move first and then he reacts notice just watch

    Anthony Edwards better than Michael Jordan?Anthony Edwards better than Michael Jordan?11 months ago
  • Starts at 3:00

    Joe DoeJoe Doe11 months ago
  • Luka has just been playing against pros since he was like 16

    Jayden CarvalhoJayden Carvalho11 months ago
  • He is a stat padding,high usage,no defense flopper,who gets bailed by the reffs with ghost calls.

    Stefan KazimirovicStefan Kazimirovic11 months ago
  • 2:25

    Janriel DinoJanriel Dino11 months ago

    Federico PerezFederico Perez11 months ago
  • Okogie

    Matteo MicelliMatteo Micelli11 months ago
  • Josh okogie

    Matteo MicelliMatteo Micelli11 months ago
  • Trae young is having a better seadon than luka and bagleyd b having a better season than both if he werent injured

    James RobertJames Robert11 months ago
  • Probably avg. 23p 10 10

    Eric CORNUTEEric CORNUTE11 months ago
  • you have a very long intro

    Ayan VelezAyan Velez11 months ago
  • Unique

    Andrew WuAndrew Wu11 months ago
  • Why he is so good? Oh i don't know, maybe because he has been playing pro basketball since 16 yrs old? Since that age he had the talent to become pro, trained hard and those years in europe were great, know he is dominating NBA.

    OhOhOh_AXE BeAtZ!!OhOhOh_AXE BeAtZ!!11 months ago
  • i love Luka!

    Anthony NeroAnthony Nero11 months ago
  • The reason why he's so good is because he's a mixture of Larry Bird and Manu Ginobili with a touch of Pistol Pete.

    Duane DoldrumDuane Doldrum11 months ago
  • The only thing trae has over luka is scoring and imo luka is closing in on trae but luka will be rebounding more getting more assists and what really separates the 2 is I don’t think trae will ever be a good defender luka won’t be the best on ball but hes got the ability to learn the passing lanes on the defensive end due to his high IQ

    CCCC11 months ago
  • I don’t think there’s been 2 players in the same draft this dangerous this quick like the hawks keep getting more talent in the draft but luka and KP 🦄 need one more player that not even all star someone like a Lou will or kris Middleton even cp3 would’ve been dangerous

    CCCC11 months ago
  • This luka guy is killer despite not lokin tough. He is someone to fear .

    Degyal SinghiDegyal Singhi11 months ago
  • fox... hes referring to D fox

    Wayne De TorresWayne De Torres11 months ago