Doncic's Olympic performance was one for the ages, averaging over 23 points per game while pulling down 58 rebounds across six games played and dishing out 57 assists, including 18 against France.
Doncic's 48 points in Slovenia's opener vs. Argentina was the third most points scored in Olympic history, while Doncic's triple-double vs. France (16 points, 10 rebounds and 18 assists) marked just the third time that that feat has been achieved at the Games.
Just shy of the podium, Doncic nevertheless helped deliver a historic Olympic performance for a nation of just two million people.
A memorable Games for Slovenia
Making history with its first-ever Olympic appearance in men's basketball, Doncic and co. played with pride, winning all three of their group games and then beating Germany 94-70 to advance to the semi-finals.
"It's unbelievable; a country of two million people being top four in the world," Doncic said after that Germany win. "We really achieved a lot by just going to the Olympics, it was our first time in history [here]. It's incredible."
It was France that snapped Doncic's perfect international record, the Slovenian having been 17-0 on the international stage prior.
"He doesn’t make many mistakes,” said Spain's Marc Gasol after their group loss to Slovenia. "He does a great job of controlling the tempo of the game."
Added Luis Scola of Argentina after Doncic's 48-point performance against them: "He was unbelievable. He was too good, obviously."
He's a star many would like to see back at the Games for Paris 2024 - and a shot at an Olympic medal once again.