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“It Boils Something Inside of Him, Lights That Fire Under Him”: Luka Doncic and Devin Booker Spat Gets a Fiery Take from Mavs Teammate

The NBA has had some legendary rivalries over the years, and it looks like a new one between Luka Doncic and Devin Booker is just waiting for its entry in the history books. The two young superstars have been going at each other since their intense seven-game series in the Western Conference Semifinals last year. The tension from that memorable matchup spilled over to their recent regular-season matchup, which saw the two locking horns once again. A Dallas Mavericks guard provided some new insight on the feud between the two players during a recent interview.

Doncic and Booker love to compete and there is no doubt about that. They are both fierce players who know how to turn the heat up on the court. In fact, during a recent matchup, the two players got into a heated war of words that resulted in both of them getting technical fouls. Doncic later revealed that he has no problem with Booker’s antics, adding “just don’t wait until it’s three seconds left to talk.”

Dallas Mavericks star weighs in on the Luka Doncic-Devin Booker beef

Dallas Mavericks star Tim Hardaway Jr. recently appeared on the Outta Pocket podcast to talk hoops. During the show, he was inevitably asked about his take on the on-court beef between Doncic and Booker.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic in action against the Phoenix Suns
Dec 23, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) defends against Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) in the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to Hardaway Jr., it was Booker who “threw the first punch” with some remarks he made during their latest matchup. However, the 31-year-old also said that Doncic loves that kind of competitiveness and trash talking-it pushes him to test the limits of his game.

Hardaway Jr. said,Luka loves that. He loves that competitiveness, he loves when people talk trash. That boils- like it boils something inside of him, it lights that fire under him that makes him want to go.”

I think it’s great for basketball. It’s fun to watch,” he added.

It’s this kind of intense competition that has helped to make the NBA so popular over the years. Fans love to see players go all out and leave everything on the court, and the Doncic-Booker rivalry is a prime example of that. Both players have shown that they have what it takes to be the best in the game, and they aren’t afraid to back down from a challenge.

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Tim Hardaway Jr.’s previous insights on the feud

One person who has been closely following the feud is Tim Hardaway, a guard for the Dallas Mavericks. Hardaway has provided fans with fresh insights into the rivalry in the past as well, saying that there is still some bad blood between the two teams, as evidenced by the intense final moments of their recent game. Hardaway is a big fan of both Doncic and Booker, and he believes that their rivalry is great for the sport of basketball. He hopes that the two teams will meet again in the playoffs, as he thinks that this will only serve to intensify the competition between them.

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Of course, it remains to be seen whether or not the Mavericks and Suns will meet again this season, but if they do, fans can expect to see more fireworks.

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