NBA players are spending their downtime inside the Orlando bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort in various ways. Some are playing video games while others are working out in their rooms. As for Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, he’s passing the time a little differently.
When he isn’t draining ridiculous trick shots, Doncic spends his time fishing. After the Mavericks held practice Sunday evening, he said that he brought his fishing gear to the bubble with him. Fishing is is a hobby that he’s enjoyed for some time.
“In the summer, I go fishing a lot of times in Croatia,” Doncic said. “Almost every day, I go out there and go fishing.”
Unlike his teammate Boban Marjanovic, who almost snagged himself a big one the other day, Doncic has found some success in the waters off the Grand Floridan Hotel, where the Mavs are staying. He’s caught a few fish so far, but hasn’t reeled in a real prize.
“Not a crocodile yet—or alligator,” Doncic said. “Soon.”
If you’re worried about the quality of the fish swimming around Disney and if they’re safe for consumption, have no fear. Doncic is a catch-and-release angler. He’s not taking his spoils back for the chefs to prepare.
“No, no. Not me,” Doncic said. “I don’t like fish. Maybe some other guys they do, but not me.”
Somewhere, Sebastian and his cohorts under the sea are breathing a sigh of relief.
UPDATE: Delon Wright captured footage of Luka, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Boban out fishing Monday morning.
Gone Fishin’ feat. Luka and THJ— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 13, 2020
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And Hardaway posted this picture to his Instagram: