Luka Doncic is arguably the best young player in the game, the Slovenian superstar already has 2 All-NBA 1st Team appearances to his name. However, there's another side to his game as well, Doncic is known to be quite temperamental on the court. His propensity for talking trash to his opponents and arguing with referees ensures that Luka often picks up technical fouls in games.
He had an on-court altercation with Moritz Wagner on Saturday night as the Mavericks took on the Orlando Magic. After Jalen Suggs earned an and-1 opportunity at the expense of Doncic, Wagner flexed in Luka's face. The Slovenian isn't one to let other players walk over him and he confronted Wagner on the court, resulting in a technical for both players.
Although the refs and players from both teams put a stop to the disagreement almost immediately, Doncic had some extra words for Wagner as he walked away. He made a gesture indicating that Wagner was going to cry before questioning who the Magic role player is in colorful fashion.
Doncic: "Who the f**k are you?"
Luka had the last laugh in the interactions as well as in the game, leading the Mavericks to a comfortable 108-92 win over the Magic. The 22-year-old led both teams in scoring as well as rebounds, putting up 23 points and grabbing 9 boards. He was aided in his effort by Jalen Brunson and Kristaps Porzingis, both of whom managed 19 points of their own.
Moe Wagner had quite a good game himself, scoring 16 points and getting 2 steals but it's clear that he's not really in Luka's league when it comes to production on the court. Doncic has come in for criticism this season after a poor start by his standards and questions being asked about his conditioning and his commitment to reaching his potential as an MVP candidate.