Mark Cuban previously said Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis have “dustups” then compared them to Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry: “If you remember, when we first got Jet, Dirk was not a fan. Dirk did not like him.”
Porzingis had zero clue what the Mavericks owner was talking about: “I’ve never had any problems with my teammates off the court, I’ve always gotten along very well with them.”
Not a single soul believed what he was saying.
“Porzingis and Luka do not like each other.”
Porzingis has a max contract and cost the team multiple draft picks to be the second star alongside Luka. He was fairly disappointing during the regular season and even worse during the playoffs that resulted in the Dallas Mavs blowing a 2-0 lead and getting eliminated against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Not helping matters is that Luka doesn’t really like to pass the ball to Kristaps, as seen below.
The 22-year-old has been nothing short of spectacular in his three NBA seasons, averaging 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game in his career. He was the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year and is already a two-time All-Star and a two-time first-team All-NBA selection.
Porzingis averaged 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game during the regular season, but played in just 43 games.