- The Dallas Mavericks lost game 7 to the LA Clippers on Sunday despite Luka Doncic scoring 46 points
- On Monday a report revealed Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis is unhappy playing alongside Doncic
- Fans blast Porzingis over his reported feelings about Doncic after poor showing in the playoffs
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There’s some drama brewing in Dallas between Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
On Sunday afternoon, the Dallas Mavericks were eliminated from the playoffs after losing game 7 to the LA Clippers despite a 46 point performance from Doncic.
A day after the game, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon released a report on the friction between Doncic and Porzingis this season. According to MacMahon,, a source close to Porzingis told him that the big man is frustrated playing alongside Doncic because Luka dominates that ball and the spotlight leaving him as an “afterthought.”
Then there are questions about the chemistry between Doncic and Porzingis. The Mavs’ franchise cornerstones admittedly aren’t friends, a distant dynamic that team owner Mark Cuban has compared to the early stages of the partnership between Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry, which ultimately produced two NBA Finals appearances and a championship.
But Porzingis has been frustrated, often feeling more like an afterthought than a co-star as Doncic dominates the ball and the spotlight, sources told ESPN.
Fans immediately mocked Porzingis over his reported feelings about Doncic considering many feel he hasn’t played well this year.
Tim Hardaway Jr averaged 4 more PPG in the playoffs than Porzingis
Co-star 😂 https://t.co/DNoPnEWYOm
— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) June 7, 2021
Maybe… play like a co Star? Not a bench warmer? https://t.co/J7FhbF3uBk
— yeetus (@colt2822) June 7, 2021
Should be “Porzingis frustrated that he’s playing like a sack of bricks and after some thought he’s considering requesting a trade to the local senior league where his would-be co-star uses a cane” https://t.co/By66ed1xn4
— Will Siverson (@willsiverson) June 7, 2021
Maybe he should start by playing more like a co-star…. Wild idea I know. https://t.co/LjgZeaVGar
— Shane Pugh (@Shanepugh) June 7, 2021
the lack of self awareness and accountability is wild https://t.co/ZdWw2JYNCW
— sexy kurt (@FreeBandzSaucy) June 7, 2021
That’s what happens when you play like a bum https://t.co/oW5pQEjB3I
— Catrell (@NiceBoots_) June 7, 2021
Maybe if you were capable of making shots or played in the post you wouldn't be an afterthought https://t.co/IcdcbkDMiu
— HeatvsNuggets (@MNS_Hoops) June 7, 2021