Go ahead and book Luka Doncic for NBA superstardom right now.
His television interests are that relatable.
ESPN The Magazine‘s Mina Kimes penned an in-depth profile on the Slovenian basketball prospect, who is expected to go in the top three during this June’s NBA draft. The entire thing is worth a read. Nay, it demands a read. It offers a fantastic peak behind the curtain of someone prepping for fame and fortune while trying to navigate the baggage that comes with it, everyday life as a teenager and, of course, the game he loves that’s responsible for the burgeoning hype and everything he’s about to have in a few months time.
Again: read it.
Because we’re not here to talk about any of the serious stuff.
Instead, I point your attention to Doncic’s interest in epic TV sitcoms like “Friends” and “How I Met Your Mother:”
Aside from that trip, his only exposure to the States has been through American television. After watching all 10 seasons of Friends last summer, he’s working his way through How I Met Your Mother and is keen on visiting New York. “Central Park!” he says. “Drink coffee!”
Some will undoubtedly think this dive into American television culture is too generic. They hate shows with laugh tracks and made-for-the-masses humor. I get that. I’m sometimes among them. But these two shows represent two of my favorites ever. They offer a nice, simple, effective escape from the serious push-and-pull of workaday life.
And sure, in recent years, during Twitter’s age of evisceration, I’ve been hesitant to publicly confess my view preferences. Now, however, I could not care less.
Doncic watches these shows, and he seems to like them. That’s all the validation you, myself or any other “Friends” and “How I Met Your Mother” enthusiast needs.