Darko Milicic foi a segunda pick do Draft de 2003, logo depois de LJ. O sérvio teve algumas declarações pouco amigáveis sobre Kevin Love.
Darko Milicic falou a uma rede de televisão sérvia e abordou diversos temas em relação à sua carreira.
Uma das questões que Milicic referiu, foi o facto de estranhar que os jogadores da NBA (em geral) se preocupavam mais com as suas estatísticas que com o resultado final e o desempenho geral da sua equipa.
Milicic disse que estas atitudes egoístas eram comuns em jogadores da NBA e destacou o caso de Kevin Love, chamando-o de bebé chorão (“crybaby”).
Drako e Love estiveram juntos durante 2 anos nos Timberwolves.
Milicic disse ainda que Love ficava aborrecido se não alcançasse pelo menos 20 pontos e 10 ressaltos.
“I had the opportunity to play with great players in the NBA, but they were all crybabies, like Kevin Love, for example. Minnesota Timberwolves GM wanted me to apologize to all the players on the way I behaved, and I didn’t want to apologize to those crybabies. You have a guy like Kevin Love, and don’t get me wrong I don’t have the right to talk about anything because of the way I played, and he achieved much more than I ever did. But he is a type of guy that is not satisfied if he doesn’t score twenty points and grabs ten rebounds even though we won the game. He was unhappy in the locker room and was even close to crying, and he is supposed to be your go-to guy in a championship team?Darko Milicic
“I can’t play with those types of players, and I won’t apologize to them. I did some stupid things in my career, and I agree I was wrong, but I would never apologize to Kevin Love. I was used to different values growing up like, team basketball, teamwork, and winning games.”