BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Nothing can top the sheer
exhilaration of the first few days in Belgrade. The
sounds and smells are now becoming familiar. More
Americans, including NBA scouts from the Lakers and
Clippers, have joined us, and the quest to find
Darko Milicic is basically over. He is as good as
advertised, but reality quickly sets in for most of the
NBA people I talked to. There will be no draft day
surprises in June. If he's in the draft, still a big
if, he will go No. 2. For the team that picks
third, the journey has just begun.
DEC. 15: THE FEAST
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