Luka Doncic appears to be serious about winning a chip.
Despite having a career year in the NBA, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time since his rookie season.
However, Doncic seems to be undergoing a significant physical transformation during the offseason to ensure that he doesn’t miss the playoffs again. A recent Instagram post featuring Doncic standing next to a fan shows the Slovenian forward to be much slimmer than usual. Some fans have struggled to recognize him due to his noticeable weight loss on the court.
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A few users have jokingly linked Doncic’s weight loss to his time away from the United States and the food that adds weight.
One user even posted a photo of Kristaps Porzingis with a similar weight loss transformation, writing, “It is pretty funny that the leagues two Slav superstars instantly lose a ton of weight whenever they go back to the Balkans.” Another user noted the deliciousness of the bread and questioned why they were able to lose weight.
While Luka Doncic’s playing weight sits at around 230 pounds, he might bulk up again before the season starts.
Nevertheless, it would be fascinating to watch him play next year in this new physical form.