Steve Kerr expressed his admiration for Luka Doncic before the Dallas Mavericks' 124-97 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Kerr compared Doncic's skillset to Larry Bird and James Harden.
"He's different. He's got this incredible knack for seeing the floor and being a step ahead. He reminds me a little bit of Larry Bird in that regard. He's kind of one step ahead in the chess match. But he's got this James Harden skill set with crossovers and stepbacks. He's a brilliant player, so young; he's going to be one of the cornerstones of this league for a long time. He's very important to the NBA," said Kerr.
Doncic finished the game with 20 points and 8 assists.
Rick Carlisle said that he understood Kerr's comparison, but emphasized that Doncic is his own player.
"That's all legitimate. But I stay away from the comparison game because I think it's important that this kid is his own player. And he truly is. So look, each month he continues to develop and learn more and hones certain skills even more, so it's pretty exciting," added Carlisle.