We’ve become used to Luka Doncic getting fouled by other players with no calls. But things have taken a new turn as machines have now joined in the process of taking shots at the second-year star player.
Robotic camera almost murdered Luka Doncic pic.twitter.com/rUppGNZiAP— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) July 29, 2020
Doncic uses his incredible peripheral vision to pull up at the last moment as a camera on a rail nearly rams into him on the sideline. Dallas Morning News embedded reporter Brad Townsend watched the whole thing live and heard the follow up chatter:
The motorized camera nearly hit Luka, I believe. All I know is I looked over and he was near the sideline with a look of relief on his face.— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) July 29, 2020
Then Tim Hardaway turned toward no one in particular and said, "Hey, who's in control of this s***."
How this sort of thing happens in a nearly empty gym is baffling to say the least. Then minutes later the floor wiping crew tried to take him out as well:
Luka Doncic almost gets tripped by a broom now pic.twitter.com/TDJ7onBc8Q— Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) July 29, 2020
Needless to say, we hear at Mavs Moneyball see the NBA’s attempt to stop Luka Doncic before he gets started in Orlando and WE WILL NOT HAVE IT. Should Doncic get hurt by either a machine or a non-participant, the NBA will be recieving a firmly worded letter from our lawyers. Stop trying to hurt Luka Doncic, NBA.
Protect Luka at all costs!
UPDATE: THE GOOD GUYS WIN. Thanks to Brad Townsend, fighting for the good of the order.
I've been told the evil camera has been shut down for the evening. Rest easy, Mavericks fans.— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) July 29, 2020