Darko, Darko, Darko
WALTHAM, Mass. – Darko Milicic didn’t sign with the Boston Celtics until Sept. 28, the day the 2012-13 season officially began. At the time, his signing wasn’t a news item. It was deemed an irrelevant move by most NBA analysts. Thirteen days later, chatter about his potential impact on the Celtics has replaced all of the jokes about irrelevance. He’s now being viewed as a valuable piece of Boston’s championship puzzle. That’s quite a change in less than two weeks, but the change is well deserved. Milicic has seemingly secured the role of backup center behind Kevin Garnett.
Yes, Darko, you caught us by surprise.
We knew the name, we knew the legend, we knew you'd been released . . . again . . . by yet another team.
But we didn't know the man or the player.
The videos started to give us an idea about the player (quite talented), and for you to continue to bounce back and move forward on your NBA journey tells us something about the man.
If you can stay healthy, play your assigned role, and give us even a modicum of offense now and again, you will not only be a valuable piece to the championship puzzle, you may become an indispensable piece, too.
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