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Former Mavericks Great On Luka Doncic: "I Said, This Kid Is Gonna Be All-NBA. He's Gonna Win MVP A Couple Times. He Just Gets It, Man."

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(via Yahoo! Sports)

(via Yahoo! Sports)

Luka Doncic has been getting praise in the league ever since he entered the fray. Doncic has improved in pretty much every category during his second year with the Mavericks and looks to be the obvious next legend in the making. Luka Doncic has the vision, the basketball IQ, and the scoring ability to put it all together at the next level.

It seems that a prior Mavericks legend, Derek Harper is also high on the ceiling of Luka Doncic. The two-time All-Defensive player went on The Mike Wise Show, to share how he feels about Luka Doncic. The segment starts at 1:05. Harper praises Doncic and his greatness, and his variety in skillset. If you told a random fan that Luka Doncic could win MVP this season, no-one could call you crazy.

Derek Harper's overall praise for Luka Doncic's game is fairly high. He views him as an elite shot-maker in the clutch, and as someone who makes the right play every time in the video. Most would be bound to agree: Doncic's ability to single-handedly create for himself and carry an offense with his passing is reminiscent of players like Magic Johnson and LeBron James; Doncic is compared to Larry Bird in the segment itself.

All of those players were the main stars on their teams and leveraged their high-level passing to become elite scorers. Doncic could join that pantheon of greats. The video is full of respect for Luka Doncic's skills and the fact that a dominant ballhandler like him can succeed in the NBA at such an early age shows us a glimpse of his potential. Luka Doncic is the next great, and we're watching NBA history in the making.