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LakersDudeee
04-06-2011, 10:33 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Darko Milicic is auctioning the 2004 NBA championship ring he won with the Detroit Pistons to raise money and awareness for children dealing with the terminal illness Batten's disease.

Batten's is a neurological disorder that affects mostly children and gradually causes blindness, seizures and death. Milicic is also auctioning off the championship belt that was given to him by Rasheed Wallace.
"Whatever money (I raise) is going to be good because those treatments cost a lot and those people can't afford it," Milicic said before his Minnesota Timberwolves played the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

Milicic became familiar with the condition after he and his wife read a newspaper story in his native Serbia about a family confronted with it. Out of the blue, he paid for four children to travel to China for stem cell treatments.
The treatments cost $35,000 each. So Milicic is trying to raise more money until doctors come up with more affordable treatments in the United States and elsewhere.

He got the idea from Ron Artest, who auctioned off his Lakers championship ring to raise money for mental health programs in schools.
"He did a great job," said Milicic, a father of two young children. "I'm going to try to do the best I can."

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/04/06/darko-ring.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

That's pretty awesome! Goes to show the guy has a heart for the children.

Phenomenonsense
04-06-2011, 10:34 PM
He didn't earn it anyway.

Gators123
04-06-2011, 10:36 PM
He didn't earn it anyway.

What are you talking about?! The Human Victory Cigar was the best player on the team!


Seriously though, good for Darko :clap:

Crackadalic
04-06-2011, 10:36 PM
Adam Morrison has no heart. He has 2 and got the nerve to keep them. He should sell both of them since he didnt earn them

LakersDudeee
04-06-2011, 10:39 PM
Adam Morrison has no heart. He has 2 and got the nerve to keep them. He should sell both of them since he didnt earn them

Sell them and get himself a haircut! Can't say these players didn't earn the rings though, they were probably useful as bodies in practice..

KnicksR4Real
04-06-2011, 10:53 PM
wow. big news her folks. lol

Hawkeye15
04-06-2011, 10:55 PM
nice to hear any NBA player making a sacrifice for the act of charity. Darko, you are still a vagina, but I like the act

nightBULL
04-06-2011, 10:57 PM
nice to hear any NBA player making a sacrifice for the act of charity. Darko, you are still a vagina, but I like the act
:)

I agree

SMH!
04-06-2011, 10:57 PM
wow. big news her folks. lol

Not a knicks fan, but sick sig man

idrinkpepsi
04-06-2011, 10:57 PM
I don't care what people say whether he earned it or not, any person who played selling it for charity is solid from my point of view.

nolin
04-06-2011, 10:57 PM
He didn't earn it anyway.

this. what i was thinking hes most likely auctioned it off knowing he didnt earn it.

king4day
04-06-2011, 10:58 PM
Nice story. Good for him

bholly
04-06-2011, 11:01 PM
Adam Morrison has no heart. He has 2 and got the nerve to keep them. He should sell both of them since he didnt earn them

Pretty sure he earned them more than whoever he'd sell them to.

Crackadalic
04-06-2011, 11:03 PM
Pretty sure he earned them more than whoever he'd sell them to.

It be nice if he sold it for charity

LA_Raiders
04-06-2011, 11:12 PM
Thats great...

bholly
04-06-2011, 11:29 PM
It be nice if he sold it for charity

I agree. I happen to think it would be nice if they all did. Or, better yet, if they didn't waste money on making them in the first place.

Given that doesn't happen, though, singling out Adam Morrison because he's the funny/easy/cool guy to make fun of doesn't really get any respect from me.