James Harden Says ‘There Are Some Similarities’ Between Him, Luka Doncic

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James Harden admitted that he saw “some similarities” between him and Luka Doncic following the Brooklyn Nets’ 115-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

“There are some similarities. He never lets anyone speed him up, and he gets what he wants. That’s rare for a guy at a young age. I think he’s 21 years old. And to be able to dictate the game and control the game like he does, we all know he has a very, very bright future. The Mavs got a special one,” said Harden after the game.

The loss snapped the Net’s eight-game win streak.

Doncic had 27 points, six rebounds, and seven assists in the game, with the Mavs returning to .500.

Rick Carlisle also acknowledged the similarities between the two players.

“Harden has been in a situation the last few years where the offense has really revolved around him. With our team, it does around Luka similarly, but our style is a little different than Houston and Brooklyn. Both of these guys are generational-type players.”