Kendrick Perkins: Luka Doncic is a younger LeBron James

Luka Doncic has started the season very strong in terms of individual performances. With 36 points per game he is the scoring leader in the NBA. Number two on that list is Steph Curry with 32.6 points per game.

Historically, the Slovenian superstar is comparable to Michael Jordan who averaged 37.1 points per game at the age of 23 – same age as Luka. The question is whether Doncic can sustain such numbers throughout the season.

“Yes, it’s sustainable,” former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins said on ESPN’s NBA Today. “Look, Luka Doncic – and people made fun of me when I said this and I’ma double down on it – he’s a younger LeBron James minus the athleticism offensively.

“When you talk about a guy six-seven, six-eight, big frame, 240-250 take you on the low block, got turnarounds over both shoulders, the ability to get downhill, finishing around the basket at the paint, getting to the free-throw line.

“He has a more consistent jump shot than a younger LeBron James. But then you talk about his playmaking ability – on time, on target passing – his rebounding. I go out there any given night get you 10 to 15 rebounds at that position. He’s just skinny Luka and not any Luka.”

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