Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is off to the Tokyo Olympics.
Doncic's native Slovenia defeated Lithuania 96-85 Sunday, clinching a spot in this summer's Olympic Games. Since gaining independence in 1991, Slovenia had never qualified for the Olympics before 2021.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia have qualified to compete in the Olympics for the first time in the nation's history pic.twitter.com/5ZxJZ6xD7t— ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2021
Doncic scored 31 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 13 assists in the win.
The 22-year-old said Saturday that while he wants to win both an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal, winning gold with Slovenia is his top priority.
Doncic and Slovenia will face an uphill battle at the Tokyo Olympics, and getting by Team USA to win gold won't be easy.