Luka Doncic is having the time of his life in the 2021 Olympics. In Slovenia’s debut match against Argentina, he carried his team to a win with 48-points. His talent alone is enough to place Slovenia as a darkhorse contender for gold. More important than that is the heartwarming camaraderie in the Slovenia team. Doncic and his teammates had a “me and the boys” moment in the locker room.
From the Instagram of Spain player Cristina Ouvina, we get a glimpse of the Slovenia locker room. She had posted stories of the Slovenia players bonding with one another.
Doncic and his teammates celebrated the Olympic opening with vodka, hookah, and poker. We see Doncic smiling while relaxing with his Slovenia brothers. It was reminiscent of the 2008 USA Team eating lunch together at a gas station. These heartfelt moments are what make these athletes human and show us how our nation bonds us. It shows us how happy these players are to suit up and play with a common goal: to make their country proud.
Luka Doncic has been one of the best players in the NBA. He has been the franchise player of the Dallas Mavericks, and many see him as a possible all-time great. With his MVP-calibre performance, he has captured the hearts of many NBA fans. But despite all the success and fame in the US, he has not forgotten his roots.
In an interview recently, he has stated that winning a gold medal means more than an NBA championship. Luka Doncic is willing to give his all for his nation. Despite making it into the group stage for the first time, Slovenia has a real chance of winning it all. All this is possible because of Luka, who has been playing with as much passion as ever. Luka Doncic is Team Slovenia’s savior.