February 22, 2024
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Frustrations boiled over in Wednesday night time’s Mavericks-Suns sport in Dallas when Luka Doncic grew to become angered with a fan. 

In response to Arizona Central, a Suns fan heckled Doncic, telling him to “get your a– on the treadmill.”

In footage from the sport, Doncic stares down the fan and seems to level to safety, asking that the fan be ejected. 

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Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks reacts within the second half in opposition to the Golden State Warriors at American Airways Heart March 22, 2023, in Dallas, Texas.  (Tim Heitman/Getty Pictures)

The fan, sporting a Devin Booker jersey, left shortly thereafter.

Doncic was requested after the sport what prompted his response in opposition to the Suns fan, and that became a spat with a reporter, ESPN NBA author Tim McMahon.

“That wasn’t the one factor (the fan) stated, however I knew you’d be the primary one to place out one thing like that,” Doncic stated. “It’s simply humorous. You at all times appear to be the primary one to place [out] some dangerous stuff about me.”

Greatly surprised, McMahon responded.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after a 126-119 victory in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs at Frost Financial institution Heart Oct. 25, 2023, in San Antonio. (Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures)

“Luka, to begin with, 99% of the stuff I’ve written about you has been good. Second of all, the man was sitting two rows behind us.”

Doncic stated the fan “put out one thing you simply don’t [say],” and he was “cursing [at] me the entire first half.”

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“I by no means would eject a fan. They pay for tickets. However I had sufficient, and it’s a little bit little bit of frustration,” Doncic stated. 

Doncic additionally joked that reporters “picked the dangerous man within the media” to ask robust questions. However when requested if he feels he’s unfairly portrayed by the media, he stated he was not.

Luka Doncic plays against the Pistons

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after scoring a basket in opposition to the Detroit Pistons within the second half at American Airways Heart Jan. 30, 2023, in Dallas, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Pictures)

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The Mavs misplaced, 132-109, after getting outscored 43-20 within the third quarter. Doncic scored 34 factors, dished out 9 assists and grabbed eight rebounds.

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