Kyrie Irving Made Luka Dončić Hate Basketball As The Dallas Mavericks Slide Continues

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At his best, Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Dončić is a joy to watch. The Slovenian is one of the most gifted offensive players to ever pick up a basketball.

But, the Mavericks have been struggling this year, despite strong play from Luka. The team hovered around .500 for much of the season, before making a big move in early February by acquiring embattled, yet prodigiously talented, guard Kyrie Irving . But, they’ve been worse since the trade, having gone just 7-12 since Iriving made his debut. They now find themselves out of the playoffs in the Western Conference, as they are now in the 11th spot, one spot out of the play-in series.

Things hit a nadir on Friday night, when the Mavs and Luka hosted the lowly Charlotte Hornets. But, the team lost to the Hornets, 117-109, and it’s truly at rock bottom.

And, after the game, Luka was very sad.

Wow, turns out a month with human fun vacuum Kyrie Irving can really take a toll on even Luka Doncic. Who could’ve possibly predicted this? Everyone, actually.

That being said, the NBA needs Luka and the Mavs in the playoffs, because he’s too fun to watch to be sitting at home.