It's time to stop taking Luka Doncic's greatness for granted

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Luka Doncic does not have the resume of your average 24 year old. Doncic was recently named to his 5th All-Star Game and is well on his way to his 5th straight All-NBA selection. He averages the third-most points in the history of the league, behind only Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.

He ranks 9th all-time in PER and earlier this year, he became the 6th youngest player to reach the 10,000-point threshold. He led the Mavericks to the conference finals as the only All-Star on his team at just 22 years old.

Perhaps it is the fact that Doncic has been among the NBA's best since he debuted that fans and the media at large have begun to take his greatness for granted. This was on full display this past week after what was perhaps Doncic's best game of his career.

Doncic lit up the Hawks this past Friday, the team that ironically traded him on his draft night, for 73 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists on a ridiculous 25/33 from the floor and 8/13 from three. For some reason, this sparked a conversation about the current state of NBA defenses on many platforms that cover the league, rather than an appreciation of his individual prowess.