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Former 1st-rounder Milicic now living as a farmer

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE / Reuters

Former No. 2 overall pick Darko Milicic led a respectable 10-year NBA career, but he'll always go down in history as the odd one out.

In a star-studded 2003 NBA Draft that produced the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Carmelo Anthony, Milicic's modest impact sticks out like a sore thumb.

Nowadays, Milicic is apparently leading a humble life as a farmer in Serbia, as he revealed to Blic Sport, which the Detroit Free Press loosely translated.

"I'm in the fruit," Milicic said about his new life as a farmer. "I took the land and nurture cherry, apple, and plum. Otherwise, an ordinary man living in Serbia is difficult. But I do not like pessimism, which is expanding."

The 31-year-old also touched on his time in the NBA, and complained about never getting a chance the way other top players did.

"It is brutal system in America and I do not like it. ... You've got players who are first, second picks, and they immediately get an opportunity to play. I never got the chance. LeBron James is a killer, but the first year, they gave him a chance."

Milicic last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season, playing one game with the Boston Celtics. He finished his career with averages of six points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 18.5 minutes while suiting up for six franchises.

Former 1st-rounder Milicic now living as a farmer
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