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ExaBrain t1_j1ynv8w wrote

You can be an NBA god and still behave like a 7 year old who made the unbelievable play with their mates.


leinathan OP t1_j1yuq37 wrote

GOATmentator said it best: don´t be afraid to dance around like a five year old who just heard everybody is getting ice cream. Luka has a reason to scream!


AnAngryPirate t1_j205iqo wrote

When the FUCK did we get ice cream?


erasure999 t1_j209mv7 wrote

David told Jeffy not to talk...about the pants around his ankles and the girl looking for her ear rings.


lazysheepdog716 t1_j2136es wrote

That’s why sports are the best. Secret handshakes and slappin butts with the boys!


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d4nowar t1_j1zup78 wrote

Unless you're Damian Lillard, because he does practice those shots.


The_Parsee_Man t1_j1zce28 wrote

There's no rule that says a dog can't play basketball.


leinathan OP t1_j1zcx2e wrote

That's a human puppy you're seeing right there


macromorgan t1_j1zul71 wrote

Only if you want man to be subservient to dog in the near future. Hopefully Cognito Inc has our back though…


SoupSpounge t1_j205r16 wrote

Come on, what are the chances he developes thumbs anyways!?


SwagChemist t1_j1yzezy wrote

I mean I would do the same thing when I somehow get 3 points out of a foul.


theRed-Herring t1_j1zgnkn wrote

Same? to do that thing you always thought about in a game and have it be that significant would send me into the tappytaps too.


Brugor t1_j1yyll0 wrote

Looking on a happy Dončić is almost as dopamine inducing as looking at a dog doing the tippy taps or zoomies.


sleepytoday t1_j1zfiff wrote

I don’t know much about basketball. Anyone mind explaining OP’s title and what has happened to make the basketball player so happy?


Kng_Wasabi t1_j1zg17f wrote

He just had a monster game, like top 5 of all time. I think this moment was after he managed to tie the game to send it to overtime, which he then won.

He’s a young guy who has the energy of a kid who just loves to play ball, which is where the golden retriever comparison comes from.


sleepytoday t1_j1zjcl1 wrote

Thanks for that. I was half expecting there to be a team called the Dallas Golden Boys and he plays “receiver “ or something! What’s his name?


Dtoodlez t1_j1zk14s wrote

lol you should look up the highlights, the last shot is a miracle in how many things had to go their way. He also single handedly scored 9 points in the last 40 seconds which is almost impossible in todays nba.


h3lme7 t1_j20sqji wrote

Don't worry, I'll provide that link for you! Lazy bastard..


WorldsGreatestPoop t1_j21rozi wrote

Now I get the tippy taps. He wanted to jump up and down, but he had 2 seconds of defense left.


Fat_IRL t1_j220t6h wrote

I read that he momentarily thought he won the game cause he got caught up in the excitement.


Fat_IRL t1_j220opw wrote

The guy also admitted later that instead of to tie the game, he thought he won it. So he was doing his cute lil dance my himself while the rest of his team went to play defense. (There was only 1 second left and he quickly got back on defense too, but this lil moment of joy is so fucking pure and cute how could you ever say something negative)


georgegervin12 t1_j22nacn wrote

If that's the case, then what if he deliberately missed the game-tying free throw for a chance to outright win the game instead?

How fucking wild would that be if true


clearlynotstefan t1_j22tq2i wrote

Can't tell if kidding but he did deliberately miss the free throw, for the chance to tie it. Free throw is worth 1 point and they were down 2


Fat_IRL t1_j22p6pr wrote

Yeah, I get it but I doubt that tho, he's smarter than that so I think he just had a lil brain fart when he made the basket. Ya know

But really I see him celebrating and I'm like awwww my lil nephew just scored a goal in soccer and I wanna hug his lil self and Luka (the player) is only 23 .. but then he's like 6 7, over 2 meters tall. Whoa buddy.

Like hugging a mastiff. "You're now in control of this hug please don't hurt me". I'm a very large man, it's rare I see anyone my height let alone my general width, but NBA players are laaarge dudes.


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sleepytoday t1_j20oh5u wrote

Nah, I love sports. About half my post history is on /r/nffc. I don’t know much about basketball, but this clip was interesting so I asked for more info.


h3lme7 t1_j20svo9 wrote

That entire sub, but unironically.


XO_WHORE_Llif3 t1_j1zfsf3 wrote

The Mavs were down by 2 with 2 seconds left and he had a free throw, which is only worth 1. So he missed it on purpose and got his own rebound to score a 2 pointer and force OT. This is tried fairly often and almost never works.


sleepytoday t1_j1zj6t2 wrote

I know enough about basketball to understand that’s a ballsy move! Thanks.


Try2RememberPassword t1_j1zfzyz wrote

He intentionally missed a free throw in the last few seconds of a game to avoid turning over the ball and then the ball got back to him and he somehow got a bucket to tie the game with one second left, taking the game onto overtime. It was a huge 4D chess move that paid off.


Scottywin t1_j1zkknq wrote

It's not exactly a huge 4d chess move play.

It is the standard and only winning play if the foul shot can't tie the game but a a regular bucket can.


Try2RememberPassword t1_j1zle9p wrote

I guess that's why I'm not in the NBA.


yg2522 t1_j2032r9 wrote

it may not be a 4d chess move, but the fact that it even worked is what makes it incredable since the other team is suppose to have the positional advantage when foul shots are missed. if i remember correctly, in this instance 3 of the knicks actually tipped the ball before luka got it.


Scottywin t1_j211bez wrote

Definitely, I am by no means trying to take away how amazing it is when this very difficult and unlikely play succeeds.


saucyhambone t1_j1zsnmi wrote

I got home from work in time to turn the game on with 1 min left in the fourth quarter. One hellova game. What was his line 60 20 and 15? He went goku on their asses last night.


commanjo t1_j20dort wrote

the man could not be stopped, also DAL get this man some cot damn help!


kekehippo t1_j20kto1 wrote

Hes got that dog in him.


dreeveal t1_j20bjl7 wrote

i turned it off with 44 seconds to go and the mavs down by 9. Wow.


GeneralDelgado t1_j210uus wrote

I did the same thing while watching the infamous Pistons vs. Pacers game/brawl. Legit turned off the game within a minute or so before the fight broke out. ESPN that next morning was beyond unforgiving with the highlights of the madness


shahido2017 t1_j22euis wrote

There’s a Netflix doc on the Malice at the Palace. I highly recommend as it goes in depth with all the players involved and shows quite a bit of unseen footage unavailable to the public until now


Drlitez t1_j1yujvh wrote

That’s a happy goat.


Arinoch t1_j207lvb wrote

We should all be so lucky to experience moments that make us this happy. Luckily Luka plays a game where his supreme successes like this get shared instantly with a giant fan base!


bigsampsonite t1_j20qp8r wrote

I loved it! I love an amazing game and that was him at his best. MVP status for sure. When he did that I felt his love for the moment.


Willy_McBilly t1_j1zogkz wrote

For a split second I thought r/SubredditSimulator was back:(


saucyhambone t1_j1zsrv0 wrote

Awww why can't I download the gif???. Pffff


YourSooStupid t1_j2047en wrote

60-21-10 would get me dancing too.


Sir_BarlesCharkley t1_j20bszn wrote

Tbf, what he did last night absolutely merits this reaction.


PatriotASR t1_j21byjj wrote

He is such a kid at heart.


Dbonker t1_j1zp1el wrote

I mean that basket he scored off the missed free throw was freaking clutch. I would have done the same.


miller_slo t1_j210uzx wrote

I know right. I taught him everything he knows :)


RuthlessAzzu t1_j20cakt wrote

Can someone explain to me what happened.


decolored t1_j20o3r3 wrote

Luca Doncic tied up the game on a free throw attempt by intentionally missing the shot, allowing it to bounce off the back rim and be received again. He then shot the ball again so that it was worth +2 instead of the standard +1 free throw. It was an exceptional moment because they had to tie up the game in about 30 seconds while down 9 AND they managed to win the OT


curtrees t1_j20dfyx wrote

He thought they had taken the lead on his shot.


bigboypantss t1_j20hmh7 wrote

From the original view I thought he was jumping up and down yelling at his teammates to play defense for the final second of the game. This is much cuter.


gremdel t1_j20npmv wrote

I think that's what he's trying to do but is too thrilled to do. His brain is shouting "get back on D!" and "OMFG did that just happen?!" at the same time and this is the result.


DiscountSteak t1_j21tczj wrote

Golden Retrievers are a classy dog


Stonehill76 t1_j223xj6 wrote

A basketball god but I just can’t get supportive about the leggings. What’s up with that


zukeus t1_j22i3qn wrote

As a coach I can see his form is very solid with his horse stance celebration moves


Jerestrasz t1_j22i562 wrote

When did Jacksepticeye take up basketball?


zdakat t1_j232h9s wrote

Air bud


josh1ng t1_j2346k8 wrote

That was the most adorable thing I'd seen in a long while. Just sincere, genuine joy.


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xssmontgox t1_j208iex wrote

Why make fun of someone for being happy, when was the last time you were so happy you couldn’t contain yourself. I think it’s awesome.


PretzilBoy t1_j1zca82 wrote

That's a human right there


Qaspar t1_j1yydc2 wrote

Look at his left shoulder. What the hell is going on with his skin???


mrmexico25 t1_j1yyyb1 wrote

That's his right shoulder. And it's probably cupping therapy. Lots of elite athletes do it. I remember last Olympics you'd see the swimmers with those marks all over their bodies.


Drabantus t1_j1ytx8k wrote

I was promised a dog. Not amused.


leinathan OP t1_j1yum9p wrote

You must be fun at parties


DeadBornWolf t1_j1z8qsj wrote

says the one who promises a DOG when there’s just a grown up man. i was very disappointed and I blame you


leinathan OP t1_j1z9fyk wrote

As if you don't see the gif with the title at the same time. The title is a descriptor, not a promise.


DeadBornWolf t1_j1zbs2b wrote

when i scroll i can see the title before the gif. and this is not a description it’s a lie!!1


Zurgbowtie t1_j1zpz76 wrote

Control yourself…geez