NBA bust and actual crazy person Darko Milicic is a kickboxer now, and that sentence is less weird to type out than it probably should be. He just had his first official fight, and it did not go so well.
Newly signed Darko Milicic's participation in last week's media day was very enlightening, but he's still not done saying weird things. Darko now states that he will do anything to help the Celtics succeed, even if he has to kill someone. Wait, what?
The Celtics officially announced the signing of Darko Milicic during today's media day, and Darko immediately demonstrated his ability to play the role of over-the-hill-veteran-who-doesn't-give-a-fuck-anymore with aplomb.
Former NBA scrub Casey Jacobsen—not to be confused with former MLB scrub Bucky Jacobsen—blogs occasionally for SLAM from Germany, where he now plays for Brose Baskets. His most recent post, where he describes his NBA teammates with senior superlatives, offers a real gem about Darko:
This video has everything: a power-mad ref (and hometown boy!), Manu sinking four straight free throws, and the emergence of Angry Darko.
"It was like," Timberwolves GM David Kahn said yesterday, "manna from heaven." By "it," he of course means Darko Milicic, and by "manna" he does not mean "flaky white substance blanketing the ground," even though he should.
Milicic and his 0.67 ppg is taking his basketball and going home to Europe after this season. We'd declare him officially a bust, but common consensus already declared that six years ago. [NY Post]
Sure, I took Serbian in high school — who didn't? — but it's really rusty. So let's leave it to AOL Fanhouse to translate the worst bit of this Darco Milicic tirade against the refs following Serbia's loss to Greece in the European championships. Fanhouse surmises that one of the lines is:
As we prepare for the NBA Draft tonight, we encourage you to keep in mind that, well, nobody knows anything. Need proof? This pre-2003 draft video looking at the "unlimited potential" of Darko Milicic.
The top four is set, but the battle for the final four spots in the NBA's Eastern Conference Playoffs is as tight and bunched-up as Magic Johnson's boxers. Milwaukee, Washington, and Indiana all have identical 39-40 records, with Chicago one game behind them at 35-41. The Sixers are the odd man out at the moment, 2…
You see that? Gone are the frosted sissy-locks of the old Darko. The new Darko has a buzzcut. It's not just a new style. It's symbolic. Military. High and tight. Bad ass. Oozing masculinity. That is the hairstyle of a man who will not be stopped.
We're still waiting on our friends at Free Darko to chime in, but ESPN has the story: The enigma, the monster, the wooly mammoth, the reckoning that is Darko Milicic is close to being traded, along with Carlos Arroyo, to the Orlando Magic for a first round pick and Kelvin Cato. (And who wouldn't make that same deal…
We meant to point this out earlier this week, but, well, we were driving home one day, and the cops pulled us over, and we'd had this friend over for Thankgiving ... well, it's a long complicated story. Anyway, it turned out that, thanks to Henry Abbott at True Hoop — who messes up this whole blog world by actually…