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Luka Doncic still on Dallas’s mind this summer as the county honors him

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Luka Doncic still on Dallas’s mind this summer as the county honors him

Even over a month after the Mavericks were eliminated in the game seven of their first round series against the Clippers, superstar Luka Doncic is still being talked about daily in the city of Dallas.

On Tuesday, Dallas County officially declared July 6th to be Luka Doncic Day.

What exactly does this mean? Well, it’s a little fuzzy but a statement from the city said that Luka is “an ambassador to the game of basketball” and a “representative” of the city of Dallas. The statement also cited Doncic’s numerous charitable contributions over the last year-plus for various local causes during the pandemic and winter storm in February.

On the court, Doncic has his foot all the way down on the gas as he has led his home country of Slovenia to their first ever berth in the Olympic basketball field. Now he and his teammates will get to head to Tokyo and try to make some noise in the 12-team field looking for gold. The 12 teams are separated into the following three groups:

Group A: United States, France, Czech Republic, Iran
Group B: Australia, Nigeria, Italy, Germany
Group C: Argentina, Japan, Spain, Slovenia

With global basketball powers like Spain and Argentina in their group, Luka and Slovenia will certainly have the odds stacked against them, but Mavericks fans know that seemingly anything is possible when Doncic is on the court.

The men’s basketball tournament will begin on July 25th in Tokyo.

Even with the NBA Finals rolling on without the Mavericks, the city of Dallas is still able to keep talking about their favorite hooper as the summer continues.

Editor-in-Chief for Dallas Fanatic| Born and raised in Dallas, I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas in 2014 after majoring in Radio/TV/Film. I'm a lover of all sports and support every DFW team. For random sports and other thoughts, find me on Twitter: @DylanDuell

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