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Happy Birthday Luka Doncic

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Wonderboy is now a Wonderman

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It’s a big day here on Mavs Moneyball, where we celebrate the birth of Luka Doncic.

For the past two years we’ve all gathered together at the luxurious Mavs Moneyball compound for a day of festivities, starting with a feast of Slovenian delicacies. The servants brought us heaping plates of štruklji, bujta repa, kranjska klobasa, steaming bowls of jota and goveja juha, and of course for dessert as much prekmurska gibanica, blejska kremšnita and potica as we could eat. Afterwards, stuffed to the gills, we’d sit around and watch Kekec movies and do other things I found on the Slovenia Wikipedia page until we fell asleep.

But in so many ways, this year is different, so the celebration is limited to this article. If you’re a fan of the Mavericks, take a minute today to be thankful for having Luka Doncic on this team. It’s been said a couple hundred times, but we’re very lucky to get to watch him play for our favorite team.

Luka, if you’re reading this, and I know you always read everything I write, enjoy your day! Dance and drink rakija with Boban! Grill with Boban! Play with Hugo and Boban!

Look! Boban even took some time to make you a very awesome Happy Birthday video.

You’ve accomplished so much at this young age, playing professional basketball for nearly a decade, dominating the Euroleague at a historically young age, being named an All-Star Game starter two years in a row and most of all, this video:

But despite all these accomplishments, there’s a lot more to come, so much more for you to achieve. When I look back at myself at 22 years old, it’s amazing how much has changed. My life at that time is pretty much unrecognizable compared to my life now. Back then I mostly just sat around my house, never going out or seeing anyone, eating tons of bad food, watching a lot of movies, sleeping poorly and being exhausted and stressed all the time. And just look at me now! Now I’m...I’m...suddenly very sad.

Anyway, happy birthday Luka!