"Balkan energy drink" - NBA fans react as Luka Doncic chugs a beer with dad Sasa Doncic, after sealing NBA Finals berth

NBA fans react as Luka Doncic chugs a beer with dad Sasa Doncic, after sealing NBA Finals berth (Images via @lukadoncic, @nba and Dallas Mavericks.com)
NBA fans react as Luka Doncic chugs a beer with dad Sasa Doncic, after sealing NBA Finals berth (Images via @lukadoncic, @nba and Dallas Mavericks.com)

Luka Doncic celebrated winning his maiden Western Conference win on Thursday with his father, Sasa Doncic, chugging a beer near the tunnel area. It was a short series, but one that needed maximum effort from the Slovenian to get the job done. Doncic put up 32.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 2.2 steals, shooting on 47/43/85 splits to bag the Magic Johnson WCF MVP.

He capped off the series with a 36-point double-double, adding 10 rebounds and five assists in Game 5's 124-103 win. A video of Doncic sipping on a beer with his father, Sasa, went viral after the contest, which drew hilarious fan reactions.

You can watch the video below on the second slide:

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One fan joked the beer was the equivalent of an energy drink for a Balkan (people who hail from Southeastern Europe).

"Balkan Energy Drink," the fan wrote.

Another said Doncic and Nikola Jokic have too many similarities because of their off-court habits:

"Luka and Jokic are so similar"

One fan said Doncic might be doing this after every game:

"I’m sure this is how he relaxes after every game"

More reactions followed:

Reactions to Luka Doncic drinking beer after Mavs' Game 5 win
Reactions to Luka Doncic drinking beer after Mavs' Game 5 win

Michael Finely hilariously pauses Luka Doncic's celebrations with father Sasa Doncic

Luka Doncic's celebrations with father Sasa Doncic came to a halt soon as Mavericks Vice President of Basketball Operations Michael Finley walked in to greet his dad. Finley also took the beer off the All-Star guard's hands.

"I don't get one?" Doncic asked someone after Finley took his drink away.

Doncic comically looked puzzled at why Finley would do that but didn't oppose the executive's actions. The latter probably wants the team's star player to keep his eyes on the ball, which is winning the NBA championship.

The Mavericks have a stern test ahead, which begins in a couple of days against the mighty Boston Celtics, who stormed to the NBA finals with a 64-win regular season and a 12-2 playoffs record.

The Celtics are the favorites to beat the Mavericks. However, with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving firing on all cylinders, it's the toughest matchup Boston could have asked for in the penultimate round. The Mavs have done an excellent job of building a roster that can match up well against any team because of their size, length and shooting.

With Doncic's elite production and Irving's experience coming into play, the Mavericks will have a puncher's chance despite entering the finals as the underdogs.

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