Luka Dončić

Luka Dončić

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Luka Dončić is a professional basketball player. Luka Dončić is famously known for playing for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Furthermore, he even plays for the Slovenian national team.

Early Life and Childhood

Luka Dončić, the Slovenian professional basketball player was born on 28 February 1999 and he is 22 years old at present. His birthplace is in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His mother is Mirjam Poterbin. She is the owner of beauty salons. His father is Sasa Dončić. He is a basketball coach and former basketball player. The accomplished player’s horoscope is his zodiac.

The mother of the player is Slovenian and his father’s ethnicity is Serbian descent. Unfortunately, his parents legally separated in 2008. The custody and legal guardianship were granted to his mother. Dončić was interested in sports, especially basketball from an early age. He used to play basketball with a miniature loop in his room since he was only a year old. The 21-year-old grew up playing basketball in his school as well.

Dončić often used to ask to play and practice more because of his intense interest in basketball. However, he had to quit playing other sports including football after he grew too tall. Luka Dončić can speak four languages, namely Slovenian, English, Spanish, and Serbian. He also has a Pomeranian dog named Hugo.

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Caption: A childhood photo of Luka Doncic. Source: Luka Doncic

Education

Luka Dončić completed his education in Osnovna sola Mirana Jarca which is in Ljubljana, Slovenia. There are no further information and details about the player’s education.

Youth career

Union Olimpija

Luka Dončić plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association and the Slovenian national team. He gained fame mostly while playing for the Union Olimpija in Slovenia. He was only 8 years old when he started training basketball at Union Olimpija and it is also the place where his father started playing basketball.

Furthermore, Luka Dončić played for the club’s U-12 selection team since he was excluded from the club’s U-14 team due to league rules. In 2011, Luka represented the club at the U-14 Vasas Intesa Sanpaolo Cup in Budapest. He was named the Most valuable player and the team, Olimpija, finished as runner-up.

In September 2012, Luka Dončić signed a five years contract with Real Madrid, a Spanish club. After working with Luka Dončić, Real Madrid could win the Minicopa Endesa in February 2013. He was with Real Madrid from 2015 to 2018. Further, the club Olimpija loaned Luka to Real Madrid to play in the Minicopa Endesa.

Real Madrid and more

Luka helped Real Madrid win the Minicopa Endesa in February 2013 and in March 2013, Luka Dončić earned the honor of MVP of the U-16 Spain Championship. Moreover, in the year 2012, Luka Dončić helped the club Olimpija win the U-13 Lido di Roma Tournament and he earned the honor of MVP.

Professionally, Luka Dončić made his debut for Real Madrid in 2015 against Unicaja in the Liga ACB. He was the youngest player who played for Real Madrid in the ACB. He was also the third-youngest debutant in league history. Currently, he is playing with Dallas Mavericks, an American professional basket team based in Texas.

Furthermore, Luka Dončić made his senior debut for Slovenia at the age of 17. Regarding his beyond the national career, he has represented his Slovenia junior team in a friendly tournament in Hungary in 2014. It was him who made Slovenia win its first gold medal in EuroBasket 2017. He was even named in the All-Tournament Team. 

Furthermore, Luka Dončić also attended Osnovna soal Mirana Jarca and a Greek professional player Vassilis Spanoulis was his idol while growing up.

Awards, Honors, and Net worth

The talented player has won many titles and awards as well. In March 2013, he was able to earn accolades of the under-16 Spain Championship. Similarly, he also won all-league honorable mention accolades from the basketball website Eurobasket.com at the end of 2015.

Moreover, in 2016-17, he was considered as EuroLeague Rising Star but unanimous vote. And he also earned the ACB Best Young Player Award. He was the winner of the EuroLeague Rising Star award twice in consecutive years in 2017 and also in 2018.

Similarly, EB Next Generation Tournament champion,  its tournament titles were won by Luka in 2015. Euro League MVP, EuroLeague Final Four MVP, All-Euroleague First Team, Liga ACB MVP are the awards and achievements of Luka Dončić in 2018.

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Luka Doncic (source: dallasnews)

His current net worth is $5 million. Furthermore, the famous player can earn a yearly salary of $6,569,040 as in the latest information from the Dallas Mavericks for the 2019 season.

Personal life

The player is dating a Slovenian Lingerie model named Anamaria Goates. He has posted a cute selfie with her. He started posing pictures with her on April 17, 2019. They seem to be dating each other.  He is more focused on his NBA career.

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Caption: Luka Dončić captured with his girlfriend (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, he is inspired by a former NBA player, Radoslav Nesterovic. In total, he can speak four languages that are Slovenian, English, Spanish, and Serbian. In his left forearm, he has the tattoo of a tiger. By now, he also has a tattoo of the EuroBasket 2017 cup on his right hip. This tattoo was made after he helped his country to win the EuroBasket 2017.

Scandal

There are certain rumors spread related to Luca  Doncic.  One of the rumors is when he had responded to LeBron James’ recruitment ‘Maybe One Day We will See’. Additionally, LeBron James was the center of controversy during this rumor. There are various other rumors and controversies regarding the player, Luca Doncic as well.

Body Measurements

Talking about the body measurements of Luca Doncic, his height is 2.01 m that is six feet and seven inches tall. His body weighs about 218 lbs (99 kg). The body structure of Luka is athletic. Furthermore, he has green eyes and his hair color is light brown. Further, Luka Dončić has a tattoo of a tiger on his left forearm and also of the EuroBasket 2017 cup on his right hip. Additionally, he also has other tattoos of the Latin phrase “No desitas, non exieris” as well as his jersey number #7.

Social Media

Luka Doncic is active in social media with many followers on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well. Above all, he has 5.4 million followers on Instagram, about 883.4k followers on Facebook, 797.9k followers on Twitter. Further, he joined Twitter in January 2012, and on Instagram, he has shared 1434 posts so far as of March 2020. He also has a Youtube channel with 1.32k subscribers. He created his self-titled channel on October 31, 2018. We can also contact him directly at [email protected]