2K Foundations and NBA 2K22 cover star, Luka Doncic, collaborated to rebuild his childhood court in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Like many of us, Doncic has watched his homecourt deteriorate over the years. However, with the help of 2K foundations, The Dallas Mavericks superstar has been able to bring new life to the court that allowed him to foster his talent.
What an honor to partner with 2K Foundations and rebuild my childhood courts. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/k7zYfD4OJD
— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) September 4, 2021
2K Foundation’s Grand Gesture
In a statement, Doncic expressed his gratitude for being able to take part in such an important way. “This is a very exciting day for me,” Doncic said in a statement. “I have great memories growing up in Ljubljana. These are my childhood courts where I learned and practiced the game.”
He continued, “It’s an honor to be able to give back to my city and to my country that gave me so much and that I love. The opportunity for kids to play on the same courts and pursue the same dreams I had is something I am excited about.”
Doncic is coming off a scintillating season. He averaged 27 ppg, along with 8 assists and 8 rebounds. To top off an impressive season, Doncic gave stellar performances in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He did all of this enroute to receiving a $207 million max extension from the Mavericks.
The charitable arm of 2K Sports is no stranger to grand gestures like this one. In July, 2K Foundations worked with prominent Toronto artists to rebuild Toronto Lawrence Heights Court. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, 2K Foundations has remained steadfast in doing positive work for the community. They have been providing support for a variety of musical and educational ventures. You can find a list of 2K Foundation’s charitable work here.
With NBA 2K22’s release around the corner, it is easy for gestures like these to go unnoticed. However, it is always good to shine a light on the good things.