Luka earns spot on Time100 Next list as an emerging leader shaping the future

Dallas Mavericks superstar point guard Luka Doncic has earned a spot on the prestigious Time magazine 2021 Time100 Next list.

It’s a list of 100 emerging leaders and influential people from all type of industries across this earth who are helping shape the world going forward. Then again, it’s no secret that Doncic has been on a fast-track to success.

Doncic doesn’t turn 22 until Feb. 28, and on Thursday he was voted as a starter in the NBA All-Star game for the second straight year. The only other players to start in multiple All-Star games when they were 22 years old or younger are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Isiah Thomas and Rick Barry.

The Time100 Next list consists of scientists and doctors battling the COVID-19, journalists fighting for the truth, advocates pushing for equal justice, and other rising stars who are actors, actresses, singers and politicians and the like. And then there was Doncic.

Mavs center Boban Marjanovic wrote a few words for Time magazine in describing Doncic and his overall dominance, magnetic persona and overwhelming impact on and off the court.

“You can’t relax on the court with Luka Doncic,” Marjanovic wrote. “Even if you’re not open, he can make Luka magic at any moment — throwing a perfect pass that somehow lands in your hands. Every game, he debuts a new move. It’s crazy.

“He’s just 21, but he has already made an all-NBA First…

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