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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

For those who still miss Darko...

I originally saw this story from one of our regular visitors at Third Quarter Collapse. He found the story from FanHouse. It's worth a look, and might make you miss Darko a little less. The link of the story and video of Darko blowing up on the media is below.

Darko's Venomous Tirade

In the end, it doesn't mean much for the Magic and NBA. It does show Darko has some issues. As for Darko, he will be heavily fined by FIBA and possibly banned for a year.

8 Comments:

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    ... and we thought that NBA refereeing left a lot to be desired!

    Darko does have some growing up and maturing to do, no question.

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    "I will find the referees, murder them and then [expletive] their daughters"

    He also once said "I plan on spending most of the summer in Orlando lifting weights and working out with Dwight Howard."

    So I wouldn't worry all that much if I'm a FIBA ref. The daughters might find him a little soft too.

     
  • At 2:53 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Memphis Papers:

    New Grizzlies center Darko Milicic's angry comments after Serbia's loss in the European Championships did more than just earn him a 10,000 Euro fine.

    His new NBA bosses aren’t happy, either.

    Griz general manager Chris Wallace and head coach Marc Iavaroni spoke with Milicic via telephone Thursday, and admonished the 7-footer about his threatening and distasteful interview following a loss to Greece.

    “We’re very displeased with Darko’s actions and comments,” Wallace said. “It’s an emotional situation playing in national competition, particularly with Serbia, because they take pride in having good teams. But Darko has to be in control of his emotions.”

    Wallace said he read a reliable translation of Milicic’s profanity-laced tirade. Speaking in his native tongue, Milicic appeared irate and maliciously spewed vulgar remarks about the referees and their families.

     
  • At 3:10 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    It'd be interesting to see how the Magic organization handled this situation if Darko was still on the roster. Especially after reading the full translation:

    Courtesy of We Suck at Sports, is a much fuller, richer translation:

    Reporter: Darko, first impressions?

    Darko: All right, but let's do it over there.

    Reporter: Darko Milicic, congratulations despite the loss. First impressions?

    Darko: Nothing, these three big [expletive]heads, these two ... three [expletive for lady parts] have cheated us, that's what happened. This [expletive for lady part], these three [expletive]heads think they are something. I will go and [expletive] their mothers' [expletive for lady parts]--all three of them, that's what I'm gonna [inaudible] ... [expletive for lady parts] all three of them, I'm gonna [expletive] his Italian mother in her [expletive for lady parts], man, that's what I want to say...

    Reporter: Darko, calm down a little bit. Your impressions of the game?

    Darko: He's a [expletive]head, he should suck my [expletive for man parts], go on ... write that, man ... all three of them, the first one and the second one and the third one ... I don't give a [expletive] about this, that's what I want to say.

    Reporter: [inaudible]

    Darko: [Expletive for lady parts] ... they don't call anything...he [expletive] in his pants ... I will [expletive] his mother in the mouth, man ... if he has a daughter, I will also [expletive] his daughter.

    Reporter: [inaudible]

    Darko: [inaudible] ... we are fighting here, I died ... I need an infusion, do you understand...and they cheat us like [expletive for waste]...

    Well, apparently, some of these insults are a little more common in Serbia; not that it makes it anymore excusable.

    The funny thing is; that is the most fired up I've ever seen Darko. If he would EVER play with half of that fire, and drop the "crazy", he might actually turn out to be a good player.

     
  • At 10:44 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Why would that issue interest us now? The Magic never said that they did not sign him up for his foul mouth.

    On a second note, you guys have no idea what the Serbian culture is all about. This is the top player of a Serbian national team (is he the captain?) who has to show that he would go all lengths to hurt the enemies.

     
  • At 6:57 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    We are still talking about basketball right?

    I understand that things are different in Serbia. But Darko is no soldier, and the referees and their families are not his enemies.

    If Darko is the captain of the Serbian team, then maybe he should try to keep it together just a little bit to set the example. The job of anyone in any position who has more responsibility is to hold it together, even when they feel like letting go.

    The maturation process is one thing; but being mentally and emotionally unstable is another.

    Nothing good can be said of his rant; besides the fact that it shows Darko cares about something. What is the question?

    Hopefully his new coach Marc Iavaroni can take him under his wing, because this out bust was more than basketball, and different than anything going on in his country. It was the actions of someone who is lost, something just isn’t right, and he needs some help.

     
  • At 8:19 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Well said, OVERWADED. I did not mean to condone Darko's behavior. All I meant to do was to take you away from what is called "Self Reference Criterion" which is about judging some other cultures based on our own. Serbian culture is a culture of war between many ethnic groups, and all oppositions are enemies. Darko did nothing of the kind in U.S. which means he is aware of which environment he is speaking in. Regardless, he obviously has anger management problem caused by coming to a strange culture at a young age, and having to deal with many ups and downs. He probably thought that he had found a home in Orlando led to a rude awakening of a cut throat business that acknowledges nothing except color green.

     
  • At 2:08 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I dont have a problem with being madd at officiating,but the remarks made about those refs families is just down right wrong. Darko just made letting him go seem like the right move "FOR US",we dont need any negative pub.

     

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