While LeBron James
garnered most of the attention and headlines, Darko Milicic may end up being the greatest player to emerge from the 2003 draft. Without question, Darko is moving into a more comfortable development situation on an excellent Pistons team that will look at him as a role player, rather than the savior that LeBron must be for the Cleveland Cavs. Most likely, NBA fans will be treated to a rivalry between the two great young players to match the legendary one of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
Chart: Other forgettable Kahn moves
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Clearly, the Minnesota Timberwolves have never heard of a garage sale. How else do we explain the team's bizarre "Ladies' Night Out" promotional package? Don't get me wrong, a game ticket, an adult beverage and a DVD for $18 is a bargain. But why, exactly, would anyone want season one of Girls ? The show is on its third year as it is, and let's keep in mind that everyone has their own (or is ...Is This the Year of the NBA Sophomore?
As the late, great and ever quotable Al McGuire once said, "The best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores." McGuire, who rose to fame as an NCAA championship coach at Marquette before moving on to an illustrious career in broadcasting, was referring to first- and second-year players in college. But the wisdom of his witticism could just as easily be applied to the NBA ...
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Darko Milicic would have certainly gone #1 in the 2003 draft if it were not for LeBron James
. In fact, he was considered the best prospect in the last 10 years aside from James.
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