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The decision in basketball – Kabila: “Watch out for the Slovenes” – Sports


The semi-final matches of the Olympic Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held on Thursday. NBA star Clint Capella looks forward.

Luka Doncic.


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Slovenes with Luka Doncic (left).

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Four more countries can dream of an Olympic gold medal in the men’s basketball tournament. The USA and Australia, as well as France and Slovenia, will compete in the semi-finals on Thursday.

Americans are the big favorites to win the Olympics. Legendary coach Gregg Popovich’s team managed to win the gold medal for the 16th time in the Summer Games, for the fourth time in a row. “I think the Americans will be successful,” said Swiss NBA star Clint Capella.

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At the same time, the Geneva-based man points out that the top candidate should not allow himself any weaknesses either. “In the beginning, the French showed how to beat the United States.” After the initially unexpected defeat, the team surrounding star Kevin Durant was up to date against Iran, the Czech Republic and in the quarter-finals against Spain.

Will Slovenia be overturned thanks to Doncic?

Kabila also believes that Slovenia has good chances of achieving a coup. “They are playing very well and you have to take care of them. Especially thanks to Luka Doncic.” The star of the Dallas Mavericks is an absolute guarantee of success for the Slovenes. So far, Doncic has stood the ground for his country in 17 competitive matches, never letting them lose.

Capella knows from her own experience that the 22-year-old is a big class. “He’s big and strong, stronger than most people who defend against him. He uses his body well and is strong in his three-point throws. It’s hard to block.”

If Doncic and the Slovenes continue their excellent career, they will be able to meet not only France in the semi-finals, but also with the United States in the possible final.