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Darko Milicic is ‘a simple guy’ that also happens to professionally fish for carp

Kelly Dwyer
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Darko Milicic and Kevin Garnett, likely not discussing the World Cup of Carp Fishing (Getty Images)

New Boston Celtics reserve big man Darko Milicic wants to set himself apart from the Brett Szabos of the world, which is why he's still talking to fantastic beat writer types like CSN New England's Jessica Camerato about aspects of his life that mark his particular distinction.

"I am a simple guy," Milicic told "I like to hunt, I like to fish, so that's what my hobbies are."

Milicic began fishing as a child and took up the sport professionally five years ago. He has competed in carp fishing tournaments with his team, Melezra, during the offseason where he lives 45 minutes outside of Belgrade.

"I fish carp professionally back home," said Milicic. "I go to the World Cups, European Championships. I have a team so that's what I enjoy the most. I've got an RV here from the US. We travel, we fish for four to seven days straight."

Go ahead, Darko. Nothing's throwing us now.

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