Doncic on being an All-Star starter: "Maybe Lillard deserves it more."

The Mavs player was one of the two 'guards' chosen in the Western Conference, beating a great Lillard to whom he recognizes the credit.

The 2021 NBA All-Star headlines have already been decided thanks to the votes in which fans participated on the one hand and journalists and players on the other. From the West were chosen LeBron James (captain), Nikola Jokic, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic. From the East were chosen Kevin Durant (captain), Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Bradley Beal and Kyrie Irving. In the next few days the substitutes will be known and the heads of the list will be able to make the teams.

The main doubts among those chosen to start the game, to be played on March 7 in Atlanta, come from the East base battle in which Harden has been relegated and the fight between Lillard and Doncic for a place with Curry. One of those involved has spoken about the latter: Luka Doncic.

"I did not expect to start this game. I thought that maybe Lillard deserved it more than I did," Doncic said in a round of questions with reporters covering Mavericks news. "In a couple of years, no one will remember who started the game, only if you were in that All-Star or not. That's the important thing," added the Slovenian genius.

It will be Doncic's second appearance at the All-Star Game. Last year he combined the meeting of young people with that of the elderly. He joined the team of LeBron James, who took the victory in a grand finale thanks to the modified format for that occasion.

Doncic beat Lillard thanks to a fan vote, which placed him second among West guards and guards. His rival took the vote as second among members of the press and fellow professionals, whose votes count less, behind Curry.

Photos from
Powered by Blogger.