I was previously a critic of how ragged-looking Luka Doncic was earlier in the season, and I don’t think that was unfair. He looked like he just woke up in the grittiest Ljubljana alleyway with his pockets pilfered and a nasty hangover. But now I think he’s gone a bit too far in the other direction. There’s a middle ground, you know. Look at the thumbnail. He’s looking way too cute. Those flushed cheeks, man. Just saying. As a neutral party.
Solution: ugly facial tattoos! Then he can do whatever he wants with his hair/face/body and he’ll remain always looking like some tatted-up jerkoff.
If you’re wondering why I’m talking about his appearance again, well, I’ll have you know that I was all set to talk about how good his on-off splits were, how good the Mavs were with him on the court versus off. But then it turned out that they’re actually better when he sits! Dammit! That goes against my intuition entirely, but the numbers don’t lie. I know there are some shortcomings with on-off splits, so I’ll do a detailed teardown on them some time in the future.
In the meantime, let’s just enjoy how aggressive he was tonight. He hit two ballsy threes right away, then missed a whole bunch, but still ended up with 24 big points versus the Gol_en Shower Larriors. Including for your enjoyment in this video: a clip of a young Warriors fan crying. Mean-spirited, I know, to make fun of a little one. But it’s not my fault the Mavs broadcast included it. Talk to them about it.