Luka Doncic is worthy of the adulation of NBA fans.

However, lately, NBA stars are taking notice of what Doncic does on a night-to-night basis in the league. Recently, the game’s biggest star — LeBron James — has admired Doncic’s game to the point of possibly teaming up with the 23-year-old phenom.

On an episode of ESPN’s “Get Up,” Brian Windhorst said he believes fans should keep their eye out on James joining Luka in the future — potentially.

“[LeBron] talked about how much he admires Luka Doncic. And that is something you should put in your back pocket,” he said. “Don’t ever judge LeBron 100 percent on his words. Judge him on his actions.

“The best way you can see how LeBron feels about people is who he drafts in his All-Star draft. … He’s drafted Luka Doncic all three years he’s been an All-Star.”

What the duo may look like  

Having Doncic and James on the same floor on the same team at the same time would almost be an NBA glitch.

The passing ability of both players could create a system that rivals the 2019-20 Mavs for offensive efficiency. James could also help Doncic in his development as an off-ball screener, roller and short-roll distributor. And with those skills, the two-man game between Doncic and James would be unstoppable.

Another element in this situation is James’ effusive praise of Jason Kidd. James is on the record for saying Kidd is one of the people he looks at as an equal regarding his basketball IQ. And it’s no coincidence that the one championship the Los Angeles Lakers have won is one where Kidd was also on the sidelines.

However, the future for James is unknown. The Lakers are looking at a long summer and the Mavericks are looking to make a deep playoff run. If what Windhorst said is true, Doncic is doing more than just turning the heads of stars around the league. He’s making them want to play with him as well.

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