Darko Milicic was drinking before practice!

Darko Milicic was a bust. That might be put it kindly. He was not very good. In the 2003 NBA Draft, the Pistons had an opportunity to get Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, or Dwyane Wade, but they chose the then 17-year old Serbian forward. He supposed to be the next big thing. Turns out that was not the case, and we may have found out why.  Milicic, 31, told the website B92, which was translated by Reddit, the struggles he had in the NBA.

“I’d do a lot of things differently now. It’s true that I ended up on a team that was trying to win a ring, which rarely happens to a #2 pick, but in the end, we’re all looking for alibis. I could say i didn’t get a proper chance. However, that’s simply an alibi; it’s up to a young player to prove himself, work hard and wait for his chance. My approach was completely different, as a #2 pick coming from Europe I thought I was sent by God. So I got into fights, got drunk before practices, spiting everyone, while in the end, I was spiting myself.”

 

Wow, drunk before practice! He thought he was sent by God? It seems ego got the best of Milicic. Today, the 350 pound Milicic is a farmer in Serbia.

“I’ve gained 90 pounds since I stopped playing, I’m at 350 right now. I’m working at my farm and enjoying that kind of production. I take walks through my fields and watch the process, which makes me really happy. I’m still pretty inexperienced at this so I like to learn, seek guidance, go to seminars. I’ve created my own peace of mind and I’m enjoying it. There’s always problems like in any other field of work, but I’d rather do this than build skyscrapers in the city because I’d end up shooting myself. I think this is the most positive story of them all, food production and food in general is the future in every sense.

If the Pistons would have drafted Melo, Bosh, or Wade, one championship could have easily been two or three!

 

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Westbrook gets triple-double number 33

The Russell Westbrook triple-double show made a stop in Brooklyn last night; he messed around and got triple-double number 33. OKC defeated the Nets 122-104. Westbrook stat line was 25pts, 12 rebs and 19 assts. The Thunder are 27-6 when Westbrook messes around and gets a triple-double. In order for Westbrook to finish the season averaging a triple-double and being at 30ppg, he would need to average 21.8 ppg, 8.8 apg, and 7.5 rpg. Can he do it? I think he will.

If he finishes the season averaging a triple-double, he has to be the MVP.  I just can’t see how he could not be the MVP. What’s happening here is historic. This achievement warrants the MVP!

We’ll see if the MVP voters agree!

Parsons out for the year?

Chandler Parsons may have another season ending surgery; he may need surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee. Unfortunately, four-years, 94 million dollars does not go as far as it used to in the NBA.  At this point, Parsons is out indefinitely. He had surgery last season on his right knee.

At the time of signing, eyebrows were raised because Parsons had a hard time staying healthy. He could not stay healthy in Dallas, and now the same thing is happening in Memphis. Probably a lot of buyer’s remorse for the Grizzlies right now. 

Maybe C.J. McCollum’s tweet was right:

 

 

 

3 Balls equals 1 billion dollars

Lavar Ball is at it again. He is a man who may have a plan. For Lavar Ball, in terms of a shoe deal, three sons equals one billion dollars; at least that is what he told USA Today. “That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate, and you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 million a year.” 

Ball is confident that his boys will be something special in the NBA. That confidence has led Lavar to the develop the “Big Baller Brand,” which is an apparel line inspired by his three sons.  We will see where this goes, but because of Lavar, expect a big bulls eye on the backs of Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo. 

The 15 minutes of fame continues for Lavar!

Sanders to the Cavs

Lebron wanted help and more help is on the way. The Cavaliers sign C Larry Sanders on Monday.  Also, the Cavaliers ended the Andrew Bogut era after one minute, by waiving him. Sanders, 28, has not played in two years. He has a lot of rust to work off. You wonder how much he could help the Cavs right away.

Sanders previously had issues with marijuana. He violated the drug policy on four occasions.  Hopefully all the nonsense is behind him. Bogut tweeted congrats to Sanders.

Spurs-Warriors: Not fair to fans!

Last night’s game between Warriors-Spurs felt like a pre-season contest. There was no buzz in that building last night. Fans pay top dollar to watch Curry, Klay, and Draymond. Not Zaza, Ian Clark, or Kevon Looney. In terms of the Spurs, their injuries were legit. Kawhi Leonard is in concussion protocol; LaMarcus Aldridge has a heart issue. They get a pass.

No one cared about the fans in the arena, and no one cared about the fans watching at home!  A highly anticipated game turned out to be a waste of time. The NBA is going to have to do something about this issue. It is like going to a concert and expecting Jay-Z, but getting Memphis Bleek.

End of the day, it is not fair to the fans, TV rights holders and everybody else!

LaMarcus Aldridge out indefinitely

The Spurs announced that F LaMarcus Aldridge will be out for an indefinite period due to minor heart arrhythmia(irregular heartbeat). Obviously, this is a huge blow for the Spurs.  LA is their second best player; just as the Warriors are not winning anything without Durant, the Spurs can’t win a title without Aldridge.  

Hopefully Aldridge can get healthy! Prayers out to LA!

Bogut breaks leg

The Andrew Bogut era in Cleveland might be over after less than one minute of action. Bogut, who made his debut tonight against the Heat, left the game with a leg injury. According to the Cavaliers, X-rays showed Bogut has a broken tibia in his left leg.

Bogut signed with the Cavaliers after negotiating a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers.  He was supposed to give the Cavaliers added depth in the frontcourt.

“Slamma Jamma” star Chris Staples talks “Christ Air” dunk

Professional dunker and “Slamma Jamma” star Chris Staples can fly. Not convinced? Watch the dunk below. Staples talked about how he came up with the “Christ Air” dunk with Go4it host Paul Gant. “Actually a friend came up with the dunk. He can’t even dunk, but he studied dunks all the time.” Staples said. He came up with the idea; hey we actually got that dunk from a skateboarder. So the name of the dunk comes from a skateboarder.  He jumps up and he lifts the skateboard off from under his feet, and holds it up straight.  We thought hey could we do this with a basketball? And so we tried it and it worked out. It was fun being in the gym creating a different dunk.”

This dunk would eventually go viral, which surprised Staples. “We never thought that the dunk would go viral as did. I just thought hey that’s a cool looking dunk. It only looks good in slow motion, but that was the point of it. When people see it, they love it. I’m glad I kind of have that as a signature dunk now.”

“Slamma Jamma” in theaters March 24th.

Listen to the complete interview with Chris Staples at the link below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pgant/2017/03/04/the-quad-jake-allyn-slamma-jamma-star-chris-staples

Interview comes in at 12:27