Luka Doncic’s Total Playoffs Stats Compared to Wilt Chamberlain Make an Interesting Case

With Luka Doncic making his first ever NBA Finals in his 6-year-long career thus far, statistics indicate that he has been playing at a level that could keep up with NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain. For the few fans who may not be aware, Luka is the franchise cornerstone for the Dallas Mavericks and has been the face of the team for the past few years.

After adding Kyrie Irving and a few others to their roster, the Mavs established themselves as legitimate title contenders and managed to qualify for the NBA Finals by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

While there’s no denying that Kyrie Irving has taken some of Luka Doncic’s offensive scoring burden off, this is still one of the best postseasons of Doncic’s short career and has even earned comparisons to the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. That said, let’s take a closer look and find out more.

Luka Doncic is almost on the same level as Wilt Chamberlain in this year’s playoffs

Wilt Chamberlain dominated the league during the 1960s and 70s. It’s been almost half a century since Wilt stepped on the court and showed off his basketball skills. It’s safe to say there are very few fans alive today who have seen prime Wilt in action. In addition, Chamberlain played in a very different era of basketball with a style of play that is worlds apart from the modern NBA.

The very fact that Wilt Chamberlain averaged over 22 rebounds per game during his career speaks volumes for the era in which he played. This is a statistic that no other NBA player will ever come close to matching. However, recent reports reveal that Luka Doncic is almost on Wilt’s level when it comes to combining points, rebounds and assists in a single postseason.

This speaks to Doncic’s all-around skills and abilities when placed in a pressure situation such as the Western Conference finals. While this report certainly indicates that Luka Doncic is performing on another level, some fans are not giving him the credit he deserves and are pointing out differences between Luka and Wilt.

Fans discredit Luka Doncic by claiming that he often stat

Upon hearing that Luka nearly matches Wilt in terms of cumulative stats in a single postseason, many fans were quick to point out that Doncic is known for stat stuffing while Wilt never engaged in that form of behavior. For those who don’t know, stat stuffing refers to accumulating assists or rebounds due to an impressive stat line even when a game is out of reach.

Since Luka and his team made the NBA Finals this season, it would be unfair to claim that he statted considering that his team took full advantage of his many impressive performances. In any case, winning the NBA championship while putting up impressive numbers should silence fans who don’t give Doncic credit for his postseason performances.

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