Superstar Luka Doncic had the Dallas Mavericks and their supporters staying up late to watch him put on a show in the Olympics. The 22-year-old led Slovenia to the semifinals and a top-four finish in the first-ever Olympic Games. It was an incredible run by Luka and his countrymen.
Doncic started it with a 48-point performance against Argentina. Slovenia won all three games in the group, including knocking off Spain. They topped Germany to reach the semis where Luka went for just the third triple-double in Olympic history. France grabbed the victory before Australia topped Slovenia for the bronze medal. Incredibly, the Mavericks superstar led his country of just over 2 million people to a top-four finish in the Olympics.
The accolades kept rolling in for Luka Doncic on Aug. 8 as he returned home to Slovenia. Let us take a closer look.
Luka Doncic makes Olympic All-Star five: Receives hero’s greeting in Slovenia
FIBA announced their Olympic All-Star five on Sunday. Team USA’s Kevin Durant took tournament MVP, but Luka Doncic was on the best five. The 22-year-old scored the most points and had the second-most rebounds and assists in Tokyo. It was another unbelievable performance from Luka. He was arguably the best player on the court in every game and was more than deserving of the honor.
Doncic his national team returned home on Sunday and thousands of people were waiting to greet them. See a short video below.
Luka is staying in Slovenia to rest for a bit. The Dallas Mavericks brass will join him this week to formally present his supermax extension worth north of $200 million. Doncic was heartbroken that Slovenia missed out on a medal, but the 22-year-old superstar is far from done in FIBA play. Expect him to be back to the Olympics in 2024 and ready to grab a medal. Do not miss it.