LeBron James admires several players in the NBA, but he has a special taste for some and doesn’t hesitate to show them love and respect. This has been common for LeBron over the years, but he recently went deeper and named his favorite player in the NBA.
That player is none other than Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, who took the league by storm since he made it in 2018. This year, the Slovenian point guard finally got past the first round of the playoffs, leading his Mavs to the Western Conference Finals after taking out the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns.
After another incredible season, Luka has earned a lot of praise from everybody in the league, including the face of the competition. During the brand new episode of The Shop, LeBron was asked what makes Luka special, and he had a compelling answer to that (21:50):