Luka Doncic lived his childhood dream of not only playing against LeBron James, but crossing him over.
On this play Luka brought the ball up the court and utilized a screen from Dallas Mavericks teammate Maxi Kleber. In an instant, Lakers Guard Avery Bradley was stuck like velcro, forcing James to switch over. Doncic floated to the corner before catching the King with a hesitation into the right-to-left crossover. In one-motion, Doncic stepped back slightly and rose up for the three over the frozen LeBron. The shot rattled in, as Luka held his follow through just a tad bit longer. You can see Doncic fist pump on his way back up the court, as he celebrated his highlight over his idol.
The Kobe 4 Luka wore in this game was the “Protro” version, which slimmed the heel shape and increased the range of the traction. The heel Zoom Air and soft phylon foam remained in the cushioning, providing lightweight bounce when landing on the heel. The upper features synthetic leather uppers, with Flywire panels in the midfoot for added lockdown.