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Former NBA player Darko Milicic is retiring to become a kickboxer

Darko Milicic, the second pick in the 2003 NBA draft, is apparently giving up on basketball to be a kickboxer.

According to a report on, Milicic will sign a contract Wednesday to become a professional kickboxer in his native Serbia. The story, headlined "Darko Milicic put an end: Goodbye NBA career, good afternoon kick-boxing!" according to Google Translate, says Milicic's first fight will also be announced Wednesday.

He hasn't played in the NBA in almost two years, but he's only 29.

At 7-feet, 275 pounds, Milicic may have a hard time finding someone willing to fight.

- Dan Gartland