Just a gut-wrenching loss for Slovenia in this one. Luka Doncic recorded just the third triple-double in Olympic history (and first since Lebron James in 2012) but a poor shooting day for Doncic and a stacked French roster proved (just barely) to be too much for Slovenia.
This is a video adaptation of my piece for The Smoking Cuban. Give it a read here if you’d be so kind.
Is this… is this bad?
Unreal what Slovenia is doing right now, this time taking down Germany 94-70. Doncic had 20 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds. Dragic poured in 27 points on 11-13 from the field, including 5-7 from beyond the arc. With the win, Luka moves to 17-0 with Slovenia
Slovenia’s improbable run continues as Luka Doncic and company take down reigning world champion Spain, 95-87.
Slovenia has won its first two games by a combined 53 points and now heads for a Group C showdown with reigning Basketball World Cup champion, Spain.
In a recent interview with a Latvian YouTube channel, Sporta Studija, Kristaps Porzingis offered some enlightening perspective into his mindset following a disappointing playoff run, a long offseason, and plenty of criticism surrounding him.
Over the past couple of seasons, the Big 12 Conference has made efforts to curtail taunting gestures, such as the “horns down” inverse of Texas’s “Hook ’em Horns” hand sign. Former Longhorns coach Tom Herman lobbied for the penalty’s initial adoption and then doubled down further after suffering a crucial loss in Austin to West Virginia in 2018.
Heading into the 2021 Big 12 Media Days in Arlington, TX, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley found himself in a familiar position, answering questions about his team’s championship aspirations. What wasn’t familiar was the inherit belief that his offense wouldn’t need to shatter records in order for his team to have a chance at the program’s 8th national championship.
While researching this list, debating other Mavs fans as to what exactly “best-value” constitutes, it was determined that a best-value contract, at least for this particular list, would be any deal in which a player far exceeded the production of their price tag or directly elevated the team to greater success. We also determined that deals acquired by the Mavericks rather than originally signed by the team should not count, meaning 2010-2011 Tyson Chandler doesn’t count, but 2014 Tyson is in the cards since he was finishing out the sign-and-trade deal Dallas signed him to when dealing him to New York post-title. Got it? Good.