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Former No. 2 overall pick Darko Milicic loses first kickboxing fight (VIDEO)

Serbia Kickboxing Milicic

Former NBA player Darko Milicic, facing, fights against Radovan Radojcin during their kickboxing match at the Soul Night of Champions, in Novi Sad, Serbia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Milicic is switching from basketball to kickboxing. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)


Darko Milicic was selected with the second overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, behind LeBron James but ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

After a career that never lived up to those lofty expectations, Milicic now finds himself competing in kickboxing tournaments, and his first endeavor into the professional fighting world ended up with a loss.

“The next time, it will be better,” Milicic said. “I’m invincible.”

We shall see.