BERLIN (GERMANY), May 17. (STATS Perform/dpa/EP) –

Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James confessed this morning that Dallas Mavericks Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic is his favorite NBA player 25 years old or younger.

“Luka (Doncic). He’s my favorite player!” James answered confidently during a question and answer session on the social network Twitter, asked by the youngest stars of the competition.

Doncic, chosen third in the 2018 Draft from Real Madrid, will start the Western Conference final this Wednesday against Golden State Warriors, in a ‘Playoffs’ in which he has averaged 32.6 points so far, 9.9 rebounds and 7 assists. Dallas beat the Phoenix Suns 4-3 in the previous series, with the Slovenian leading his team.

After averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6 assists per game as a rookie, Doncic, 23, has three consecutive seasons averaging at least 27.7 points, 8 rebounds and 8.6 assists, with three appearances in the ‘All-Star’ and ‘Playoffs’.