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Real Madrid-Dallas Mavericks: the NBA and Luka Doncic return to the WiZink Center on 10 October

NEWS STORY. 30/08/2023

Our fans will have the chance to enjoy seeing the madridista legend again in a huge clash against opposition from the best league in the world.

Real Madrid are set to play an exhibition game against Luka Doncic's Dallas Mavericks at the WiZink Center on 10 October (8:45pm). Five years on from his move to the NBA, having left an indelible mark on our club, the Slovenian ace returns home having made his name as a fully-fledged star in the best league in the world. 

Madridista fans will get another chance to enjoy watching a club legend. Having arrived in Madrid at just 13, his rise was meteoric, going on to become the best player in Europe at only 19 years of age. Over the course of four seasons in the first team, Doncic, who was made an honorary member of Real Madrid in 2021, made 216 appearances and won 7 trophies. Besides spearheading the charge to La Décima and being named EuroLeague and Final Four MVP (the youngest ever to do so), he won 1 Intercontinental Cup, 3 League titles and 2 Copas del Rey.

Third pick in the 2018 Draft, Doncic then signed for the Dallas Mavericks, where he continues to display his immense talent. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2019 and has been in the NBA's Best Five and All Star team in all of the last four seasons. What's more, in 2017 he led Slovenia to a European gold medal.

Video.Real Madrid-Dallas Mavericks: the NBA and Luka Doncic return to the WiZink Center on 10 October

Felipe Reyes: “It's sure to be an amazing spectacle”
Real Madrid legend and club ambassador Felipe Reyes underlined: “Facing an NBA team is always special, but this time it will be even more so because we'll get the chance to enjoy having a Real Madrid legend and star of the NBA back on our home turf, in Luka Doncic. He is proud to be associated with our club and glad to say he's a madridista wherever he goes. It's sure to be an amazing spectacle and an emotional night for all the madridistas and lovers of basketball."

Mark Tatum: "We can't wait to connect with fans in Spain and Europe"
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum stressed: "Taking the NBA experience live to our passionate international fans is an important part of our efforts every year to grow basketball and the NBA around the world. We're excited about the possibility of the Mavericks playing against Real Madrid and we can't wait to connect with the fans in Spain and Europe around this historic match-up."

Dallas Mavericks CEO, Cynt Marshall, said: "Our team is lucky enough to have one of the greatest international ambassadors for the NBA in Luka and we hope we can connect with Real Madrid and their fans."
Ticket sales
Real Madrid members can get exclusive early access to tickets now. Madridistas Premium will be able to get their hands on tickets from Thursday 31 August at 12:00pm. They will go on general sale on the same day from 5:00pm.
Ninth meeting with an NBA team
This will be the ninth time ever that our team takes on an NBA franchise. Last time came in 2016, when we beat Oklahoma City Thunder 142-137 with a Llull triple to force over-time after a 22-point comeback.
Real Madrid 96-111 Boston Celtics (Madrid 1988)
Real Madrid 115-145 Phoenix Suns (Munich 1993)
Real Madrid 104-103 Toronto Raptors (Madrid 2007)
Real Madrid 87-109 Utah Jazz (Madrid 2009)
Memphis Grizzlies 105-93 Real Madrid (Memphis 2012)
Toronto Raptors 102-95 Real Madrid (Toronto 2012)
Real Madrid 96-111 Boston Celtics (Madrid 2015)
Real Madrid 142-137 Oklahoma City Thunder (Madrid, 2016)