Doncic returns for Madrid's playoffs opener

Apr 17, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Doncic returns for Madrid's playoffs opener

One year after he led them to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague title, teenage sensation Luka Doncic was back with his old teammates from Real Madrid on Wednesday to mark Game 1 of the team's best-of-five playoffs series against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens.

Doncic was honored with a pre-game ceremony commemorating his unforgettable 2017-18 season in leading Madrid through a minefield of injuries to the trophy. With Doncic donning his No. 7 Madrid jersey, Felipe Reyes and Sergio Llull greeted him at midcourt after player introductions and the three posed with the EuroLeague trophy they won together last season while the overhead screen flashed: "Welcome home Luka".

Doncic won four awards at the end of last season: 2017-18 EuroLeague MVP, Final Four MVP, All-EuroLeague First Team and Rising Star Trophy.

An award and tribute video for @luka7doncic on his return to @RMBaloncesto #GameON pic.twitter.com/InHlL005Vq