Luka Doncic has had fairly the rivalry with Devin Booker for a while now.
The entire thing actually blew up once they confronted off within the second spherical of the 2022 playoffs. The rivalry even gave delivery to one of many greatest NBA memes of the previous few years.
Now, Doncic has opened up on the place his relationship with Booker at present stands.
“It’s good. Final time we performed, we didn’t have a struggle. It wasn’t me and him,” Doncic stated on JJ Redick’s podcast with a smile, referring to an incident involving Grant Williams.
“I informed him, for one time, it’s not us.”
Booker has beforehand acknowledged that his relationship with Doncic is in an excellent place, saying they each have respect for one another.
“Me and Luka’s respect for one another has been mutual and at a excessive degree since he got here into the league,” Booker stated earlier this season.
“Clearly, a playoff collection will get tremendous aggressive, as each sport does. However the world simply takes it and runs with it and that’s high-quality, it’s good for the sport.”
Booker has a 13-7 edge over Doncic in total wins and losses, whereas Doncic leads 4-3 in playoff video games.
When it comes to their stats whereas enjoying one another, Doncic averages 31.5 factors, 8.2 rebounds and seven assists, whereas Booker averages 26.1 factors, 4.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
They’ll meet once more when the Mavs go to the Suns on February 22.