Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by TheeTFD, Oct 14, 2009.
You seem to be completely ignoring his mental injuries.
That poor kid...
Neglected before he was out of the crib (which was just cardboard box) and he was drinking breast milk with alcohol content higher than American beers.
His toys growing up consisted of dud grenates and dirt clods.
He couldn't afford earrings as a middle schooler.
All the kids strapped on guns before going outside for recess and about half came back each day.
He was forced to turn pro at the age of 13 to support 4 generations of Milicic busts who were all living in one room with only basic cable.
He kept seeing Chad Ford at every turn and was sure that he was going to be kidnapped.
Larry Brown made him quit smoking.
Arnie Kander wore fanny pack like woman and touch Darko like woman touch Darko.
Everyone was laughing at him in a different language.
Somebody squatted on his freedarko domain name.
There are 46 threads with "Amir" in the title and 71 threads with "Darko" in the title....none with both.
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The Jordan argument is a whole other subject that falls into the "worst passing over of a guy who should have been the #1 pick" of all time.
If Sam Bowie could have duck taped his knees together, he might have been a decent big man in the NBA.
Should he have been picked ahead of MJ? ...heck no.
if DMC would have kept his head straight he could have been a big man too. If players like Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony or Dwayne Wade are picked after you, you're going to be a bust if you don't play at the all star- level, no matter what the reasons. If Darko would have gone #2 another year, we wouldn't complain that much about him. It's the guys you don't take that make a bust.
I see what you're saying.
IMO, the guys "you don't take" make for poor drafting.
Darko's lack of work ethic, character and maturity makes him a bust.
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