In discussing Luka Doncic's immediate impact in the NBA, Mark Cuban credited Slovenia's basketball education system for teaching Doncic how to play the game.
Cuban stated that "if we took our best kids...before they are McDonald’s all-American, we sent them over to Slovenia to get an education, the league would be a thousand times better. They just learn how to play basketball while our guys learn how to taunt and put together mixtapes.”
Cuban also credited Doncic's maturity and calmness to playing with older players in Europe.
He added that "the moment’s never too big for [Doncic]. You never see that in a rookie...it is important because you’re used to people being older than you but I think he just learned how to play basketball and that’s the biggest gift".