Fresh off helping Slovenia advance to its first ever Olympic berth in men’s basketball, Luka Dončić is being honored halfway across the world. As of today, July 6, 2021 will forever be known as Luka Dončić Day in Dallas County.
The Dallas County Commissioners Court passed a resolution Tuesday recognizing Dončić for his contributions to community and to the game of basketball both locally and internationally. Judge Clay Jenkins put forth the resolution, which states in part:
“WHEREAS, Much like fellow European Dirk Nowitzki landed in our great city 20 years prior, Dončić has quickly become an adored and adopted North Texan. And he’s on track to be right alongside Nowitzki in the history books; …”
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Dallas County Commissioners Court does hereby congratulate and honor Luka Dončić as an ambassador to the game of basketball and we are thrilled and proud to have him serve as a representative to fine folks of Dallas County. Today we congratulate him on his accomplishments and look forward to more exciting years to come.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we hereby proclaim July 6, 2021 as LUKA DONČIĆ DAY and encourage all #MFFLs to show their pride and appreciation for #77 and for all he has done for our community and for the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall attended the meeting via Zoom.
This isn’t the first time that Dallas County has honored a member of the Mavericks. The commissioners declared April 2019 as the Month of Dirk, honoring the Mavericks legend for all of his accomplishments as his career drew to a close.
Read the full resolution below: