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NBA draft bust Darko Milicic to compete in the World Carp Classic

Sometimes it's better to ask "Why not?" instead of "Why?"
Posted By Caroline Lee   |   Oct. 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- Darko Milicic, the man drafted just after LeBron James, is out of the NBA after 10 seasons.

He served as the butt of countless jokes and is one of the biggest draft flops in NBA history, going before Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

He never got significant playing time with the Detroit Pistons, who drafted him, and was traded to the Orlando Magic in 2006. He had brief stints with the Memphis Grizzlies and the New York Knicks before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010.

The Timberwolves released him in 2010, he signed with Boston, and was released after playing just one regular season game.

At just 28, though, Milicic has plenty of time to discover a new talent. That talent may be carp fishing, according to a recent report.

Milicic will be competing this weekend in the 2013 World Carp Classic, an annual tournament that will be held Italy this year.

The fishing is not entirely surprising, as Milicic discussed his love of carp fishing during Boston Celtics training camp last October.

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