The Dallas Mavericks overtook the scrappy Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, beating that team 121-114.
Once again, Luka Doncic was a powerhouse performer with his 38 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists.
His run at the MVP trophy continues.
Doncic was looking like his usual self throughout the game, showing his patented skills and sometimes brash attitude.
Speaking of that attitude, it led to him earning one of the weirdest technical fouls seen in some time.
Luka got a technical for yelling at his own teammate 💀 pic.twitter.com/VsqJssHQhp
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During the third quarter, the Mavs were attempting to slow down Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Thunder.
As everyone knows, that is easier said than done.
Following an easy two points from Gilgeous-Alexander, Doncic shouted at his other teammates who let him get away with it.
The ref called Doncic for a technical after that.
Yes, Doncic’s temper got him a technical foul for interacting with his very own teammates.
It’s not often that we see something like this.
This isn’t the first time that Doncic has gotten heated on the court, and it’s not the first time it’s earned him a T.
In fact, Doncic has been trying to get a good handle on his hot-headedness for years now.
The young star has said that he will quietly sing Slovenian lullabies to himself when he feels himself get upset.
Sure enough, he has been better about drawing technical fouls for his outbursts.
But he’s an ever-engaged and competitive person, he really wants to win and doesn’t take anything less than 100%, from himself or his teammates.
Therefore, moments like this are bound to happen.
It’s just shocking to see them result in a technical foul like the one he got on Monday.