Luka: Have to stop ‘complaining way too much’

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, who has vowed to avoid an automatic one-game suspension by being called for his 16th technical foul of the season, acknowledged Thursday that he has been “complaining way too much.”

Doncic addressed the issue during his postgame interview with the TNT crew after the Mavericks’ 113-109 win over the Brooklyn Nets and elaborated in a virtual media availability minutes later.

“I realize it,” Doncic said. “It’s something that I’m not supposed to do. [It’s difficult] with all the emotions in games, but obviously I’ve got to stop. It’s just hard for me on the court with all the emotions, but I realize it and I’ve got to work on this. It’s tough to do it, but I’ve got to work on it and be way better than this.”


NBA playoff watch: Fading Lakers dealt another blow
Doncic made similar comments in December 2019, saying, “I’ve just got to learn to calm myself down and go on to the next play.” He received 13 technical fouls during the 2019-20 season, tying for the seventh most in the NBA.

Though Doncic has been called for 16 technical fouls this season, the one he received for yelling, “And-1!” during an April 2 win over the New York Knicks was later rescinded by the league office and does not count toward his official total. He has been called for 10 technical fouls in 28 games since the All-Star break.

Players are automatically suspended for a game after receiving 16 technical fouls in the regular season, and every two technical fouls after that result in another one-game suspension. Those totals do not carry over into the playoffs, when players are suspended a game after their seventh technical foul of the postseason.

Got a story or tip for us? Email Sports Gossip editors at 

Want More From Sports Gossip? 

For all the latest breaking Sports Gossip, be sure to follow on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

You can view the original article HERE.

Mark Wahlberg says ‘Boogie Nights’ days aren’t behind him, but he wants to do films ‘the whole entire family can see’
How Black Latine Artists Have Shaped Latin Music
‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans Shares Footage From Scary Attempted Break-In
Jimmy Kimmel threatens to sue Aaron Rodgers over Epstein remark — but their rift goes back years
T-Blockers Review | Trans Horror Hits Hard Despite Weak Plot
Horror Movie Based on the Willy Wonka Experience Villain, The Unknown, Now in the Works
Comedy is Defiance: Richard Lewis (1947-2024) | Tributes
The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin Is Pure Fun
Taylor Swift Album Reveals Leaves Fans Guessing, Theorizing
Taylor Swift is related to Emily Dickinson, genealogy company claims
Jarvis Cocker teases more Pulp shows and discusses new project ‘Biophobia’
Paramore share video for ‘Thick Skull’ and speak out on their next chapter
Bengals’ Burrow eyes May return to full offseason activities
Celtics crush Warriors to claim 11th straight victory
Cam apologizes for role in youth tournament fight
LeBron closes in on 40K as Lakers survive Wizards in OT
NCIS: Origins Finds Its Jethro Gibbs in Austin Stowell
Mike Flanagan Teases Faithful Dark Tower Adaptation by Naming the Scene He Cannot Wait to Film
The Terminal List: Dark Wolf: Cast, Plot, Release Date, and Everything We Know
Chicago Fire Creator Calls Kara Killmer’s Recent Exit a “Natural Progression”
Model Ben Crofchick Makes TV History
Inside The amfAR Gala In Palm Beach, Miley Cyrus’ Vintage Fashion Bonanza
Daily Media: Moves To Peruse At The CFDA, Gap, Supergoop, DREST, And More!
Hilary Swank Talks Joining Forces With Ecofashion