Luka Doncic: “I Wasn’t Myself This Season. Complaining Way Too Much. I Have To Work On That"

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There's no doubt that Luka Doncic has already made a name for himself around the NBA. He's been way better than most experts expected, and it didn't take long before he became a marquee name around the league.

It's not a secret that superstars get special treatment from referees. When in doubt, those 50/50 calls go in their favor more often than not.

However, Doncic has become infamous for his constant complaining. Sometimes, he doesn't even come back on defense and just stays in front of the officials asking for a call.

That's why it's not a surprise to see him leading the league with 16 technical fouls. Now, he's just another one away from a one-game suspension, something the Dallas Mavericks can't afford at this point in the season.

So, when asked about his constant complaining, Doncic vowed to be better and be in more control of his emotions going forward:

"You know, with the officials, I wasn't myself this season. I'm complaining way too much. And I gotta work on that, you know. I just gotta stay calmed and just not talk to them, I gotta learn from that," Doncic said after his team's win over the Brooklyn Nets.

"[It’s difficult] with all the emotions in games, but obviously I’ve got to stop. It’s just hard for me on the court with all the emotions, but I realize it and I’ve got to work on this," the Mavericks star added, as quoted by ESPN's Tim McMahon.

This isn't the first time that Doncic has said this. However, there's no more room for error now, as the Mavericks are trying to stay out of the play-in tournament and need him on the court.

Doncic needs to stay cool if he doesn't want to end up missing a crucial playoff matchup either, but that's what you get after complaining that much.