Dan Patrick: “Rick Carlyle said that Luka Doncic is getting beat up and defenses are being physical with him. Does he have a beef here?”
Reggie Miller: “Welcome to being an MVP candidate. Welcome to the island of Giannis, LeBron, and James Harden. It’s a badge of honor. He’s supposed to say that to protect his player and put it into the minds of the officials. You don’t think Harden is getting beating up every game? That comes with territory of being one of the top 5 players in the NBA.”
Dan: “You’ve got Luka in your top 5 now??”
Miller: “Giannis, Luka, LeBron, AD, and Harden. That is our five.” (Full Interview Above)
Listen to TNT basketball commentator Reggie Miller join The Dan Patrick Show to explain why he thinks Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic is now one of the five best players in the NBA, during a breakout season in which the 20-year-old is nearly averaging a triple-double.
Miller was alluding to comments Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle recently had about Doncic getting ‘beat up’ and not getting enough calls from the officials.
Check out the video above as Reggie explains why getting 'beat up' comes with the territory of being one of the game’s greatest players, where opposing defenses stop at nothing to inflict pain on you in any last ditch attempt to slow you down.