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Jason Kidd Says Luka Doncic Can Become The Greatest Maverick Ever

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After defying the odds throughout the majority of the NBA playoffs while taking down the Los Angeles Clippers, top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Dallas Mavericks have proven to be one of the most resilient teams in the postseason and more than worthy of playing in the NBA Finals.

Although the Mavericks have proven their worth over the first three rounds of the postseason, Dallas will head into the Finals as heavy underdogs against a very talented Boston Celtics team that excels on both ends of the basketball floor.

That said, the pressure will be all on the Celtics heading into this series, with Boston needing a title to validate the moves they’ve made over the last few years and since they are returning to the Finals for the second time in three years.

With all the pressure on Boston, the Mavericks have everything to win in this series and nothing to lose, as Dallas didn’t even make the playoffs last season and has come into its own this season with a potentially bright future ahead with two superstars leading the way, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Ahead of Game 1 on Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston, head coach Jason Kidd admitted that if the Mavericks take down the favored Celtics, Doncic will become the greatest player in team history, topping Dirk Nowitzki, via NBA on ESPN.

Jason Kidd says Luka would become "the greatest Maverick ever" with a championship. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cMOyD8Iaij

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 5, 2024

Obviously, the Mavericks are used to being the underdog during these playoffs, which bodes well for them heading into this matchup, but it remains to be seen whether they can contend with the Celtics in a seven-game series.

It will be a classic matchup between elite players, with Doncic and Irving trying to take down Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Jrue Holiday, and Kristaps Porzingis in what could be a series that might go the distance.

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