Don't Dis da Serbian Gagsta
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
After Darko Milicic elbowed Dikembe Mutombo during a 2005 game, Rasheed Wallace coined one of the many nicknames for this much-malinged player: "Darko is the Serbian gangster."
Detroit's Rasheed Wallace said recently traded forward Darko Milicic will flourish with the Magic. The Pistons finally admitted the second pick in the 2003 draft wasn't developing in Detroit.
"Man, Darko is good," Wallace said. "We call him the Serbian Gangster because Darko ain't going to back down from nobody. When Mr. Hyde comes out, (you) don't want to mess with him. Him being traded to Orlando is going to help him."
TALES FROM THE DARKO SIDE
The experiment is over. Darko Milicic - the No. 2 pick by Detroit in 2003, a draft that included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh - spent his final day with the Pistons. Detroit traded Milicic and guard Carlos Arroyo to the Orlando Magic for a first-round pick and center Kelvin Cato on Wednesday.
Looking for guidance, we ventured over to freedarko.com, a slightly off-kilter site, which sells Free Darko shirts and proclaims it wants to, "Let the world know that the Serbian gangster must be unbound!"
DON'T DIS THE DARK MAN
Rasheed Wallace had this to say to ESPN.com about teammate Darko Milicic: ''You better not dis Darko. I'm telling you, Darko is a Serbian gangster. Darko's got some bodies back there (in Serbia-Montenegro).''
[yes, folks, that word is BODIES, not buddies]
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