Three years have been enough for Luka Doncic to become owner and lord of the best league in the world, in which he will stay for at least five more years in exchange for nothing more and nothing less than 207 million dollars. A dizzying figure? Undoubtedly. However, the Dallas Mavericks know very well what the cornerstone of their project is, where the Slovenian is going to become, sooner or later, the relief of that Dirk Nowitzki MVP of the 06/07 season.15 years later, Luka Doncic has signed the contract extension and becomes the highest-paid player in the history of the franchise: “Today is a dream come true,” Doncic told ESPN in a statement. “Basketball has given me so much and taken me to so many incredible places. I am honored and excited to remain in Dallas as part of the Mavericks and I appreciate the support of my fans.”
With the post-Olympics hangover, the player wanted to tie his future four months before the start of the competition, where he will start charging this course 35.7 million dollars, which will grow progressively until the 47.1 of the last year according to. The Slovenian has led his team to the semifinals and the fight for bronze, where he could not shine as much as he had been used to fall against Australia.
To put in context the growth of the franchise at the controls of Mark Cuban, the new owner of the ‘Mavs’ became the skipper of the ship in 2000 for 285 million euros, something that is now invested by a single player. Can he build around Doncic a team with guarantees for the ring? At the moment it is being complicated, but the tip of the spear is well tied.