Darko Milicic claps back at Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade
Former NBA loterry pick Darko Milicic has had enough of the disrespect.
Milicic was one of the top picks of the 2003 NBA Draft. In fact, the European forward was drafted with the second overall pick in one of the greatest drafts ever.
That’s right — Milicic was taken right behind LeBron James and just ahead of Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. We all know James, Anthony and Wade became some of the greatest players ever. That obviously didn’t end up being the case for Milicic.
Not long after Wade and Anthony had some fun at his expense on an IG Live video, Milicic clapped back.
Milicic Respectfully Claps Back
“About these stories, well wasn’t my story already told, they thank God made it – I didn’t. We’re not kids, we’re grown men, I hope you’re mature enough to understand that life is full of rises and falls. Advice to them, because I think of them as more or less the good guys, is to not judge and mock. When thank God you didn’t go through the path that I went through. To them I wish all the best as always and I salute their careers. All the best in further life and lots of success and less judgements.”
The response came as a result of Wade stating that he didn’t know about Milicic before the 2003 NBA Draft. Anthony then responded by jokingly asking, “Who?”
Milicic played in the league for 10 seasons, but never came close to being a star. In fact, he came off of the bench more than he actually started games. He appeared in 468 games, but started just 208 of them. His best season came in 2010-11, when he averaged a career-high 8.8 points per game. He also made 69 starts for the Minnesota Timberwolves that year.
While Milicic never experienced the success of his fellow draft mates, it’s clear that he’s a little tired of the jokes.