Hardaway criticized Doncic.
Former NBA player Tim Hardaway appeared on ‘The Carton Show’ on the 6th (Korean time) to talk about the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic.
Dallas is in a desperate situation. Kyrie Irving was traded, but the team’s performance went down. Not to mention winning, even advancing to the play-in tournament is in jeopardy.
Last season, Luka Doncic played the role of the first option, and Jaylen Brunson reliably supported Dallas to the conference finals. However, Brunson left Dallas, and Dallas, which has undergone changes in the squad since then, is not performing as well as expected.
In response, Hardaway pointed out the leadership of Doncic and Irving and expressed the opinion that Dallas lacks players to lead the team. He called Doncic a crybaby and criticized him for often protesting against the referee. He is the father of Tim Hardaway Jr., who plays in Dallas, and is an NBA legend inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Don Cicig’s skills are flawless, but he often loses his composure during matches, such as protesting to the referee excessively. This can have a big impact on the team atmosphere. In addition, due to his stamina, Don Chichi is criticized for lacking a lot of defensive presence compared to his offense.
“It’s our fault at the league level that Luka Doncic is a crybaby. There are a lot of players in the league who act like children. It’s our fault for not fixing that,” Hardaway said.
“Dallas missed a leader. Doncic is not a leader, and Kyrie Irving is not a leader. Jaylen Brunson was more of a leader. Leaders set an example by playing defense, and when they say something, they do it with their own actions. They show it too. That is the leader. As I said, Doncic and Irving are not leaders. They are just players with great skills and great scorers.” 안전놀이터
In a recent interview, Doncic blamed himself, saying, “It’s a disappointing season. I am the one who should be responsible for this. I am the leader of this team. I have to take responsibility.” Even so, he revealed his will not to give up hope until the end, saying, “I will continue to run as long as there is an opportunity.”
There’s only one way for Dallas to make it to the play-in tournament. Oklahoma City, ranked 10th in the West, must lose all remaining games and Dallas, ranked 11th, must win. Could a miracle really happen in Dallas?