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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Darko really thinks he's going to win it all with T'Wolves

Darko Milicic was far from a contributor on the 2004 champion Pistons team, so it's not a big surprise he's giving away his championship ring.
Milicic, who came loaded with expectations, was sandwiched between LeBron James and the other two-thirds of the current Miami machine in the 2003 draft.
He was traded for spare parts in 2006 after riding the pine under two different Pistons coaches.
Milicic is thriving with the Minnesota Timberwolves, even earning himself a big deal last summer for his improved play (and the negotiating power of his agent.) He's doing so well, he's jettisoning the only good things to come from his Pistons career:
A championship ring and a championship belt.
Those can be had, in addition to an autographed Darko jersey (no word which team it will be) AND a trip to the NBA Finals.
To summarize, you can get the best parts of Milicic's Detroit career and return to the Finals before him, for the low, low cost of $10 to a charity raffle.
(I'd pay $20 if they'd throw in an unused bottle of hair bleach from his hair stylist.)
But hey, there's always the chance Darko gets back to the mountain top with the T'Wolves, right?

1 Comments:

Blogger John Leach said...

Darko WAS a charity raffle. Like that bit about the bleach, tho. He shoots left-handed? Funny, I never noticed when he was with the Pistons. Maybe the T'Wolves haven't seen the Lighto yet.

April 11, 2011 at 7:18 PM 

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