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After Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic became the second-youngest player in NBA history to score 40 or more points while recording a triple-double, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James offered his endorsement:
The 20-year-old Doncic finished with 42 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in a 117-110 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, making him the second player in NBA history—along with James—to post such a line before the age of 21.
Earlier this month, Doncic called James his “idol,” and in just his second season, he is already following in LeBron’s footsteps.
Last season, Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game en route to being named Rookie of the Year. He has taken his game to another level this season with a