Dallas Mavs superstar Luka Dončić is currently fighting Golden State Warriors in the NBA Western Conference Finals, who lead the series 3-1. The start of a second half of Game 4 was bizarrely delayed due to a leak in ceiling at American Airlines Center.
Luka went into the locker room during that time and when asked about it he told reporters he went to play some cards. “I played rummy; do you know rummy?”
Dallas Mavericks won 119 – 109 behind Luka’s 30 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists, so Slovenian reporter wanted to know if he won playing cards as well and Luka confirmed that he did. He never said who he played against, but we know that at least his teammate Spencer Dinwiddie dabbles with poker as he was invited to a StormX invitational Poker Tournament alongside Hall of Famer and a Celtics legend Paul Pierce, who is also no stranger to wild poker games.
Luka owes JJ Redick $1,700
JJ Redick hosted Luka in his podcast The Old Man and The Three and the first thing that JJ (jokingly) mentions to young superstar is that he still owes him $1,700 from a poker night. It looks like Dončić doesn’t agree with the debt, so we propose a classic HU4ROLLZ between the two to settle the things.
Poker during Olympic Basketball Tournament
It’s no secret that Luka loves to play cards. During the incredible run at the Olympics with Slovenian National Team, pictures and videos were leaked of them enjoying cards, alcohol, and hookahs. They were still smoking (pun intended) their opponents and were only a basket away against France from historical finals with USA.
Cristina Ouviña, jugadora de España de Baloncesto femenino, subiendo a Instagram fotos con Doncic y el resto de jugadores de Eslovenia con vodka, cachimba, partida de poker y casi todos sin camiseta.— Iván (@IvanBlanco_26) July 26, 2021
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When asked after one of the games how are they going to celebrate the win, they embraced it and responded with: "We're gonna play some cards."