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Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: Exhibitions and Revelations, Luka Doncic’s Olympic Aura: “He’s the Best Athlete in the World”

Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: Exhibitions and Revelations, Luka Doncic's Olympic Aura:

Tokyo is the center of Slovenian attention, both sports and therapeutically. The Argentine coach surrendered, “He’s the best player in the world.” Spain on the horizon fears him

Doncic, during the game against Argentina.eris messinisAFP
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The spotlight won’t dazzle Luka DoncicEver since he was a child, he carried them on himself. Since his first day at Real Madrid, before getting into the NBA and of course, ever since he stepped into the Olympic Games. His answer was always the same. Dazzle, smile above expectations.

His amazing performance against Argentina in his debut (48 points, 11 rebounds and five assists) will already be one of the great moments of these games. Unlike the impotence of the entire USA team against France the previous day, hardly anyone has been seen dominating like this. Nothing else is discussed in Tokyo other than Donsik, which is competing in popularity. Biles, Osaka and even Djokovic. However against the Serbian he surrendered at the Olympic Village, where this Tuesday he awoke to the filtration of some images of his spree (playing poker, without a shirt, without a mask and with alcohol): I am taking, yes, but they can be more. They ask him for more.”

That controversy also increases his attention magnetism. It turned out, by the way, by the Spanish player without its intention Christina Ouvia, who later apologized: “I was wrong to share this part of my Olympic experience, but I want to emphasize that all athletes living in Tokyo are aware of the pandemic situation in which we live and we One should not interact with anyone outside the world. The great bubble of the villa”.

After his stellar debut year, Doncic comes back from a somewhat disappointing season with the Mavs. Their account was pending with their selection, as they could not help qualify for the last World Cup. Slovenia always felt, which already has three medals: a gold (benjamin sevke in slalon canoeing), the bronze of Tadej Pogakar cycling and money Tina Trustenzaki in judo. And if other NBA teammates choke on his return to FIBA ​​basketball, it seems as though he solidified his superpowers. He showed this already in the Pre-Olympics, in which he took part in rest time after the playoffs and in which he finished Lithuania against the forecast in Kaunas with another historic performance (31 points, 13 assists, 11 rebounds). Gave. And he’s endorsing it at Saitama Arena.

“Expectations have tripled”

It’s so easy to talk about tame a sport, but it’s rarely done the way Luka Doncic is showing it. “It may sound like an excuse that we couldn’t do anything against a player. I may have had some other position in my career, but I don’t remember it. It’s been many years and I don’t remember it.” ” He bowed down. hernandez sheep in front of your executioner.

Doncic falls seven points behind Olympic scoring record mark schmidt -55 points for Spain in cell 88-, but it was he who spent 31 minutes on the track. When his coach sat him down for four minutes to leave, with punishment for everything, he could turn the gesture. But Luca knows he’s in Tokyo more than he can show off in person. More than their numbers, the stratosphere, and their ability to subdue an opponent, draw attention to their power to make their teammates believe in the mission. A team that couldn’t have gone very far without him. Clemen rises against Argentina prepellic, vlatkos cancar and nationalized pvot mike tobe.

The story with which the Argentine coach began the press conference after his defeat reveals superior intelligence. “We devised a defensive idea that was to set him apart from the rest of the team, assuming he could score points, but trying not to do the better for his teammates. He figured out that plan immediately. and hit us with 15 points in two or three minutes. He forced us. Even though we had decided to be patient and keep the rules, the rules would have to change. We tried to double the points, he told his teammates We changed him again: he challenged our great … when he wanted to go to the low position, when he wanted to play pick and roll”, elaborated Sergio Hernandez, who raised one of the debates that is becoming more and more meaningful: “To me, and I said this two years ago, Luka Doncic He is the best player in the world.”

So to challenge Spain on Sunday with that unattainable aura. And a lot is at stake, whatever happens on Thursday on day two: the group’s first place and the chances of surviving a suicidal quarter-final crossing. From afar they see him in the national team, who know him well from sharing the dressing room or facing him. “I’ve been playing for many years … What I’m doing is very difficult. It’s amazing to take on the team,” he admitted. Sergio Rodriguez On Monday, who expanded on his former teammate’s praise: “He keeps surprising everyone. He’s unbelievable. We all know he’ll make a great game, but his hopes have doubled or tripled. I love watching him in form. But I know him well and I hope he doesn’t have the day when he plays against us.”