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World Cup 2023: Can Luka Dončić and Slovenia shed the ghost of EuroBasket?

Last time the Slovenian national team played in an international FIBA competition does not bring back happy memories for players and fans alike. It was in the quarterfinal of the EuroBasket 2022 against Poland, a game where the team seemed to collapse in the first half and never really catch up in the second, the reigning champions losing to an inferior opponent in a disappointing manner.

During this year’s training camp, Klemen Prepeliu010d, veteran guard and crucial piece on the team, said that the team’s attitude might have been too casual:

“It was our own fault.