Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic proved once again that he is one of the best basketball players in the world during EuroBasket, which ended last Sunday with Spain winning and surprising.
Luka led Slovenia through the group stage in Cologne by averaging 26.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 rebounds per game (53.8 percent average) and earned first place in the “Group of Death” with Germany, France and Lithuania.
Before EM-Aus: Slovenia party until 5 pm?
But that’s about it for the good news. After Slovenia defeated Belgium in the round of 16, the big goal of defending European champions was destroyed by Poland in the last four.
According to the Croatian Index.hr news report, which refers to the basketball site Bhbasket.ba, the reason for the surprising defeat of Poland (which was defeated by France 95: 54 in the semifinals) was a party with a lot of alcohol, which the Slovenians celebrated in the evening before the Poland game.
Luka Doncic: Alcoholic night before EM-Aus?
“We learned from our sources in Berlin that the Slovenian national team had a party the night before the Poland game. The party ended at 5am.”
The newspaper linked Luka Doncic’s post-game apology to his countryman’s alleged drinking.
Unprofessional behavior of the NBA superstar
Doncic made headlines before the pre-season game against Germany in Munich when he was spotted smoking before the game.
Doncic is known for living a good life, but drinking until dawn with his teammates the night before the Eurobasket semifinals would not be very professional, however so far the story has not been confirmed by other sources.