Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić made NBA history Thursday night in the team's 114-108 win over the Miami Heat. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Mar 7, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates after scoring against the Miami Heat during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2024 NBA Finals fast approaching, much will be made about what happens if either side wins. Plenty have already voiced a ‘title or bust’ mindset for the Boston Celtics, who made the Eastern Conference Finals yet again this year. But what about the Dallas side? If the Mavericks win, that might mean a lot for superstar Luka Dončić.

Since he was drafted, Dončić has had a generational label slapped on him. To his credit, he’s lived up well to the billing. He’s posted more All-NBA seasons than Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki, five, and has been one of the best players in the NBA. This postseason, Dončić has caught fire. He’s been superb, same with teammate Kyrie Irving, and has led them to the opportunity to win their second NBA Championship in franchise history.

FS1’s LeSean McCoy, in his mind, will have seen enough if that happens.

“When you look at the best player in the league, no matter what sport it is, you have to have some accolades right?” McCoy asked while he was on FS1’s Speak. “He has the accolades. Five All-NBAs? And if you add a ‘chip to it?”

McCoy likened this situation to the one around Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic. Prior to the Nuggets’ championship win last year, people were hesitant to label him as the best. But then Jokic and the Nuggets won, and after that win, everyone hurriedly crowned him. McCoy says that a title is “all he needs” to make it happen.

“All you need is that ring to solidify it.”

[Speak On FS1]

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