by Craig Kwasniewski
Nothing warms the heart more than some "quality" hate mail. In this case, someone found time to respond to a Vlade Divac hating post (Draft Dodger) made back on November 16th. (We really appreciate the quick responses to our posts.)
Though we can easily drop 15,000 words on why Vlade's a waste of human flesh, my response to the hate mail is my letter to the Los Angeles Times that was printed in the Saturday edition on October 22, 2005.
Here's the comment posted on May 31st:
You are the biggest fucking idiot im never hoping to meet. Vlade hating? Easily the best international player to ever grace the courts in the NBA and up there with the rest. In his time, he was one of the greatest centres i've ever watched. In the league with robinson, shaq, hakeem and the rest. Its just because of his religion that he's hated on and never given th e recognition which he deserves. If you watched him at Kings at least once, you'd know he dominated the court every single night. Even with bad stats on paper he still influenced the game heavily. The kings were the best team for every season he was there. Its because of players like jackson, bibby and webber that the title was thrown away. He had a bad season at lakers because the lakers needed him within the coaching ranks to be a scout and shit like that before any other team got him, and thats worth 5 mil a year to them.
As for him dodging the military.. he's been playing basketball for the past 20 years, it may have been a little hard to fit it in. It all turned out to be a joke anyway and he was let off.
I also saw the cheap darko shot, now that he's at magic you can trust that he will make you eat your words sooner than you think.
As for the homo pics.. real mature.
Posted by: Ratko Mladic | May 31, 2006 at 10:15 AM
One correction, Vlade was never hated on because of his religion. We just hate for a million other things, but I'll let my letter to the Los Angeles Times speak for it all:
So Vlade Divac retired. Hey, didn't he retire two years ago? Wasn't it a telling sign in the playoffs in 2004 that Sacramento benched him against Minnesota? Somehow that didn't stop Mitch Kupchak from signing him to a $5.5-million contract.
But how about those 15 games he played last year? Remember the time he bearhugged Devean George on the bench, or the time he lit a cigarette in the locker room, or the time he sat on the bench in a suit. I have it all on my Vlade Divac 2004-05 highlight DVD that came with a carton of Marlboro Reds.
This is what you get for signing up one of the biggest rivals from the past six years. Would Jerry West even think of signing Danny Ainge or Jerry Sichting back in the day?