Luka Doncic is one of the sensations of the NBA. In his first season (one of the highest candidates to stay with the year's rookie award) the figure of Dallas Mavericks has destroyed several records and promises to get into the big league history.
Despite being one of the most voted by the public, Slovenia did not manage to get inside the All-Star Game which will be held in Charlotte. The baseball player received the news while sitting on the substitutes bench in the Texan set minutes before the Detroit Pistons began to fall (they fell by 89 to 93).
Doncic, who remained on the verge of being part of the starting quintet thanks to the support of the public, was not chosen by coaches to be one of the seven alternates of the Western Conference. Upon being notified, The young man's face was transformed, indicating his disappointment.
Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, LaMarcus Aldridge and Karl-Anthony Towns were the selected ones. For its part, the headlines will be Stephen Curry, James Harden, Paul George, Lebron James and Kevin Durant.
Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid are elected as Holders of the State. Bradley Beal, Blake Griffin, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Victor Oladipo (for his injury could be replaced by D Russell), Ben Simmons and Nikola Vucevic.
It is worth remembering that the All-Star Game is no longer a match between Conferences, but a duel between the teams led by the most voted player of each Conference. This year, the captains will be LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
However, Doncic will have a consolation prize: It was included by Become part of the Rising Star Challenge international team (The game of the "Stars in the Rise" -game players of the first and second year-), which will play Kyrie Irving (United States) and Dirk Nowitzki (Rest of the World) as coaches.
Team USA will be comprised of Marvin Bagley III, John Collins, Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell, Young Gate, Jarrett Allen, Lonzo Ball, Jaren Jackson Jr., Kyle Kuzma and Jayson Tatum.
While opponents will be OG Anunoby (England), Luka Doncic (Slovenia), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia), Josh Okogie (Nigeria), Ben Simmons Australia), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Canada), Rodions Kurucs (Latvia), DeAndre Ayton (Bahamas), Lauri Markkanen (Finland) and Cedi Osman (Turkey).
On the other hand, Doncic could also participate in the skills competition.
The joy of Orlando Magic's raffle for Nikola Vucevic's call to the All-Star Game: