"Don't F******g Tell Me To Calm Down!!": Luka Doncic at Odds with Mavs' "Shadow" Second in Command!


In a stunning new revelation from The Athletic's Tim Cato and Sam Amick, a rift is forming in the Dallas Mavericks organization, as the "right-hand man" to Mark Cuban, sometimes even referred to as a "shadow GM", is causing major headaches for superstar Luka Doncic.

Haralabos Voulgaris is a well-known sports gambler hired by team owner Mark Cuban in 2018.  He's being called the Mavs' most influential executive. At one game this season, Doncic blasted Voulgaris after he tried to calm down the Mavs' superstar: "Don't f*****g tell me to calm down!!" is what Doncic was heard to shout. 

Voulgaris has an analytics-driven mind, and according to the report, has won over Cuban's ear, and has become a major factor in many team decisions, even as far as writing out starting lineups for veteran coach Rick Carlisle. 

Doncic has already said he will sign the super max rookie extension of $200M, but it's worth keeping an eye on this developing controversy in Dallas. 

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