On The Court, Off The Court, and The Court Itself: Luka Doncic, Kevin Love, and An Angry Celtics Fan

On The Court – Luka Doncic is Killing it

The Dallas Mavericks have a superstar on their hands and his name is Luka Doncic.

Doncic is killing it on the court this season. Case in point – just Monday night alone, the 20 year old had 38 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. 

I repeat. 38 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. 

According to, well, every piece of news I’ve come across on him over the last week or so, these type of stats are his norm. 

Many refer to Doncic as genius on the court. Some have even called him a superstar. Our own Dani wrote a piece about Doncic being the greatest player of all time. Doncic, who also grabbed his 11th (yes 11th) triple double Monday night, is also often referred to as a young LeBron James. Whatever he is, whoever he reminds us of, Doncic is the best player to wear a Mavericks uniform in years and is bringing a level of excitement not typically enjoyed by Dallas fans. 

Off The Court – Kevin Love is Sorry.

Kevin Love is sorry.

For what? He’s sorry for acting like a child on multiple occasions over the last few weeks, most recently last Saturday night. According to the Associate Press, “Love threw his arms up in disgust several times on the floor, fired a hard pass in anger and had his back turned on defense as one of the Thunder’s players streaked past him for a basket”

Definitely childish behaviour and Love knows it.

“I wasn’t acting like a 31-year-old — I was acting like a 13-year-old,” Love said. “That was not me.” – Kevin Love

It’s no secret that things have been frustrating for Love since he signed with the team five years ago. But this season has been extremely frustrating for Love. The team is not playing anywhere close to the level Love expects and wants to play at and it’s really getting to him.  In fact, Love told Cleveland.com back in December that playing for the team “It’s not fun. It’s not fun right now…”

Ouch.

The Court Itself – Celtics Fan Banned for Life

The Celtics have been struggling lately and Wednesday night against the Spurs was no different. Actually, Wednesday was a really bad night for the C’s thanks to a missed call that led to three technical fouls, an ejection, and a fan banned for life.

Yeah. Let’s recap, shall we?

Picture it. Boston. Third quarter. Kembra Walker is hit with an illegal screen by Aldrige and the refs refused to call a foul. Naturally Walker and Brad Stevens were going to be…well, pissed (wicked pissed, sorry)…and they were. But the ref was not in the mood for Walker or Stevens which resulted in two technicals on Walker and then an ejection and a technical on Stevens.

Poor refereeing like this always angers a crowd so it was no surprise Boston fans were pissed (err wicked pissed). One fan, in fact, was so pissed (sorry, sorry sorry – wicked pissed) that he threw his drink on the court.

As a Boston native and a C’s fan, this is embarrassing. I mean, I love the game. I love the C’s. And I loathe poor refereeing. But in no way shape or form is throwing anything onto the court ever acceptable. Sober or not. It’s never acceptable.

And here is where I am going to get on my soap box.

I think some fans need to take a step back and remember that it’s a game. A game. Is a loss due to poor refereeing going to impact your well being? No. Not it’s not. So why are we getting so worked up over a game?

Sure, it’s frustrating. And sure it reminds us that life is not always fair, but at the end of the day, it’s a game. It’s not worth getting arrested and having a criminal record over.

Agree? Disagree?

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Image Source: AP Images

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