Predicting the 10 NBA stars who will still be dominant in five years

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2) Luka Doncic

Considering Luka is already at this level and is still somehow just 24 years old, there is no reason to think he won’t still be dominating the NBA in five year's time. Now in his 6th season, Doncic is averaging a league-leading 34.2 ppg, as well as 9.5 apg and 8.8 rpg. He is as complete an offensive weapon as there is in the league, and health permitting, he will be voted to his 5th straight All NBA First Team at season's end. Only Lebron James has ever had more among players 25 or younger.

The biggest critique of Luka is his extremely heliocentric style of play and whether or not the Mavericks will ultimately win anything playing that way. While a team has never won the title with such a ball dominant player, it is important to remember that just two seasons ago, Luka led the Mavericks to the Conference Finals, when he was still just 22 years old. 

Considering he has already been a perennial MVP candidate for the last five seasons, it is easy to forget that Luka is still ascending as a player and is several seasons removed from his prime. As long as he stays healthy, he is the rare player capable of rewriting the record books. If, in five years time, Luka has anything short of a championship ring and a couple of MVPs it would feel almost disappointing. He is that special.