2003 NBA No. 2 Overall Pick Darko Milicic Gives up Basketball for Professional Kickboxing

By C.J. Tuttle Sep 23, 2014
Darko Milicic, the man drafted after Lebron James, before Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, has officially given up on playing basketball professionally and will now try his hand at kickboxing.

According to a report from NBASerbia.com, the 7-feet, 275 pound center has signed a contract to become a professional kickboxer in his native Serbia. The article goes on to add that Milicic’s first bout will be announced on Wednesday.

Milicic has not suited up for an NBA team in almost two years, but is still only 29-years-old.

After spending two-plus seasons with the team that drafted him, the Detroit Pistons, Milicic bounced around the league. Since his stint in “The Motor City,” he has played with the Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and finally the Boston Celtics.

Widely regarded as a draft “bust,” Milicic wound up averaging only 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a pro.


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