Darko Milicic describes the hardest part of NBA integration.

Darko Milicic says, "I realized we don't have many things in common to discuss" when asked about the most challenging aspect of becoming an NBA player.

Darko Milicic was picked second overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, behind Lebron James, with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade. 

I loved hanging together and talking about other issues, but when I came over, the focus was all basketball. Who crossed over, dunked, and scored more?

Then I realized we have little in common to talk about. They only speak basketball 24/7. That was unfamiliar to me, therefore I rarely socialized with them.

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Milicic blamed his NBA struggles on his alienation with the culture and his teammates. 

He struggled in games because he couldn't connect to life outside basketball, which he valued. 

 If Darko had adjusted better, his career may have gone differently. 

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