Photos of Luka Doncic looking quite trim and in shape have caught NBA fans off guard. As most of us will be aware, Luka is coming off a disappointing season where the Dallas Mavericks failed to even make the NBA playoffs. This is quite a setback considering that they were able to make it all the way to the Western Conference Finals last year.
Although there were a lot of reasons and excuses for the Mavs’ failures, some blamed Luka directly and cited his being out of shape as a cause for their lack of success. Seemingly in response to those taunts, Doncic’s new workout pictures have gone viral on social media. Let us take a closer look at them and find out how fans are reacting.
The apparent weight loss in Luka Doncic has impressed NBA fans
There is no denying the incredible talent and potential that Luka Doncic possesses. He has put up incredible scoring performances over the past few years and has established himself as a one-of-a-kind player. In fact, there were stretches throughout this season where Luka was being compared to NBA legends like Jordan, Kobe, and LeBron.
As already mentioned, the only longstanding criticism against Doncic has been his lack of conditioning and tendency to stay in bad shape. Any fan who has seen Luka or even photos knows that he doesn’t exactly look to be the most athletic or muscular athlete around.
Although it would be a stretch to call him fat, Luka never really focused on his conditioning and ended up getting exhausted as the season progressed. Perhaps he felt the need to address this problem during his current long NBA offseason. A photo of Luka looking quite lean and in shape soon went viral.
— MFFL (@Mavs_FFL) June 9, 2023
The change we see is so impressive that even his haters have commented and acknowledged the effort he has been putting in so far, “I sh*t on this dude all the time, but he looks serious here. This is how he can actually become the bestplayer in the world.”
I shit on this dude all the time, but he looks serious here. This is how he can actually become the bestplayer in the world
— Lando ☀️ (@DrMontierth_OD) June 9, 2023
He looks great!
— Sheia G (@guitarluv007) June 9, 2023
He looks really good! He should always just have a PT and nutritionist around to make food and have a morning workout. Pay someone to keep you straight
— CK (@katcal1229) June 9, 2023
There were several other fans who shared messages of approval and encouragement. We hope Luka keeps up the good work and is in elite shape entering next season.