Slovenian prodigy Luka Doncic is one of the most intriguing international prospects of his generation. In last night’s NBA Draft, the 19-year-old EuroLeague MVP was selected third by the Atlanta Hawks, who traded its rights to the Dallas Mavericks.
Luka not only has to deal with the pressure of assimilating in a new country and succeeding in the greatest basketball league on the planet, but he also has the added pressure of his beautiful mother being thrust into the spotlight in the age of social media.
When Luka’s name was called during last night’s Draft, many logically concluded that the woman who stood up with him was his girlfriend, as she looked similar in age. I think I speak for all of us when I say I was pretty damn shocked to learn it was his mother.
Doncic’s mother, Mirjam Poterbin, was a dancer and model who now owns a beauty shop.
Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala, who is married, appears to still be drunk from the championship parade. When Mirjam appeared on the screen, Iguodala didn’t hesitate to tweet this:
In his defense, he was just giving a voice to the people:
Best of luck to Luka and his mother for a long, healthy career in the NBA.