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Vlade Divac Didn't Draft Luka Doncic Because He Didn't Like Luka's Dad

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Luka Doncic is currently one of the best three players in the NBA given his good performances with the Dallas Mavericks at the start of this season. The point guard is doing impressive things this campaign, drawing a lot of attention to him, becoming one of the early favorites to win the MVP award next year, all in his second season in the league.

Doncic could have had a different destination in the league, as the Sacramento Kings had the chance to pick him last year, but they decided to pass up on one of the most promising talents in the world. He would go to join the Mavericks instead, becoming the big figure he is right now.

People have wondered what made the Kings, and their general manager Vlade Divac make the decision to pass up on Doncic and select Marvin Bagley III. During a recent edition of Adrian Wojnarowski’s ‘The Woj Pod’, we discovered more details and one of the main reasons why Divac decided to go for a different player.

"My understanding is that him [Vlade Divac] being so close to Luka and knowing his dad so well, factored into their decision. Basically, he didn't think a whole lot of Luka's dad, and the whole like father like son...well... I don', this is a different dude. You messed that one up Vlade,” Tim McMahon said on The Woj Pod.

Divac has made several questionable decisions over the last couple of years, but this one has to be the most regrettable of all. Doncic is a generational talent who is already showing the world how great he can be.

Bagley is good and all of that, but the things Luka is doing right now put him in a great place against the rest of the players drafted last year.