June 24, 2024

LeBron James And JJ Redick Break Down Why Luka Doncic Is Unguardable

In a recent episode of the podcast “Mind The Game,” LeBron James and JJ Redick had a fascinating conversation regarding Luka Doncic. They talked about the offensive prowess of Doncic and the reasons why opposing teams usually have unfavorable results when trying to double-team him.

JJ Redick: “Luka is an intriguing player because he’s one of the few players in this generation who can make any kind of pass out of a double-team. Luka and James (Harden) are among them, and you are among them. What makes you blitz him, then?

LeBron James: “I’m not sure I get it. Particularly given the gunfire they are around him with… He will make each and every read. You’re done when Tim Hardaway hits six or seven three-pointers. Kyrie intends to

Luka is one of them, among them. What makes you blitz him, then?

LeBron James: “I’m not sure I get it. Particularly given the gunfire they are around him with… He will make each and every read. You’re done when Tim Hardaway hits six or seven three-pointers. Kyrie and Luka will continue to do their respective things. We dominated Luka in our game earlier this year, and Dante Exum made five or six threes. You can’t beat Tim Hardaway when he hits six or seven threes.”

JJ Redick: “There isn’t a decent f***ing explanation for the scoring outburst, so if people are looking for one, that’s why. The NBA’s most blitzing team is Atlanta. They were concerned about the situation, so they chose not to blitz Luka Doncic.

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