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Luka Doncic's quote about Kyrie Irving went viral before the NBA Finals

On Thursday night, the Dallas Mavericks are in Boston to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Celtics.

Before the game (on Wednesday), Luka Doncic met with the media and talked about his superstar teammate Kyrie Irving.

Reporter: “What's it like to see what he can do in training and in game situations? Is it somehow enough for you to be together?”

Doncic: “Some of the things he's done, especially in practice, are insane. The things he even tries in the game are insane. I've never seen anyone make those shots. I've never seen anyone try those shots. Of course we know the tricks, but some shots are just crazy.”

Doncic and Irving are entering their second season as teammates.

Despite missing the 2023 NBA playoffs, they performed excellently, finishing the 2024 season as the fifth seed in the Western Conference with a record of 50-32.

May 26, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and guard Kyrie Irving (11) embrace after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals for the 2024 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

May 26, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and guard Kyrie Irving (11) embrace after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals for the 2024 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Irving and Doncic have developed impressive chemistry in the short time they have spent together.

Today they are considered one of the most talented duos in NBA history.

May 26, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) embrace during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals for the 2024 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

May 26, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) embrace during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals for the 2024 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

In the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs, the Mavs defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves.

They last won the title in 2011.

June 5, 2024; Boston, MA, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) and guard AJ Lawson (9) laugh with their teammates during NBA Finals Media Day at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

June 5, 2024; Boston, MA, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) and guard AJ Lawson (9) laugh with teammates during NBA Finals Media Day at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics are number one in the Eastern Conference with a record of 64-18.

They beat the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers in the first three rounds.

The Celtics last won a title in 2008.