Whether on the field or off, Luka Doncic does not miss an opportunity to drop an assist.
In partnership with 2K Foundations, the philanthropic arm of 2K, the Mavericks goaltender and NBA 2K22 cover star has unveiled a project in his hometown of Ljubljana, Slovenia: renovating his childhood playground – with new seats, lighting and, of course, the Doncic logo.
The new pitch features a unique Doncic design, created with the help of graphic designer Nejc Prah.
“It’s a very exciting day for me. I have good memories of my childhood in Ljubljana. These are the grounds of my childhood where I learned and practiced the game,” said Doncic. honor to be able to give back to my city and my country which gave me so much and which I love.The possibility for children to play on the same grounds and to pursue the same dreams as me is something that fascinates me.
At the unveiling, Doncic signed the court to officially dedicate it to his hometown. Local children were then invited to participate in basketball scrimmages, 3-on-3 games, dribbling clinics and skill challenges.
Of course, Doncic wanted to make sure the courts remained available to the local community. Who knows, maybe another Slovenian superstar will soon be heading to the NBA because of it.
“To have Luka return to his hometown and dedicate these courts to his hometown is such an honor. He continues to represent Slovenia to the world, and we are proud of what he has done for our country, not only at the Olympics but also for his efforts in the NBA,” said Zoran Janković, Mayor of the City of Ljubljana. “He loves Ljubljana, and the city and the country love him.”
It’s not the first time Doncic has given back. Earlier this year, Doncic joined Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, CEO Cynt Marshal, and teammates Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell to donate $1.25 million to the Fund. Dallas Mayor’s Disaster Relief and several local organizations helping to shelter and re-house families and homeless and low-income people in response to Dallas’ severe winter storm.
A month later, he donated 100 pairs of Jordan 1s to healthcare staff at UT Southwestern, to show his appreciation for all they had done and continue to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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