Luka Doncic
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Real Madrid officially announced that NBA superstar Luka Doncic was named an honorary member of the club.

Doncic joined the “Whites” at the age of 13 and emerged as one of the top European players in his six-year stint with Real.

“The Real Madrid C. F. board of directors, which met today in a meeting presided over by Florentino Pérez, has decided to name Carlos Sainz and Luka Doncic as honorary club members, which is the highest distinction awarded by our club.

Luka Doncic has gone on to become one of the greatest names in NBA and world basketball after graduating from the Real Madrid academy.

He joined our club as a child, at the age of just 13, and played his part in enhancing our legacy as he lifted seven trophies in his 216 appearances for our first team: a EuroLeague and Intercontinental Cup apiece, three league crowns and two Copas del Rey,” Real Madrid noted in a statement.

Doncic left the “Whites” in 2018 and joined the Dallas Mavericks as the No.3 pick of the Draft.

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 29-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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