Former NBA forward Vladimir Radmanovic has decided to call it quits. The 12-year NBA pro is retiring from the game of basketball, according to inserbia.info
The 6-foot-10 forward from Serbia had a fruitful career in the NBA starting in 2001 when was drafted 12th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle Sonics. He was an important piece to that Sonics squad in the 2004-2005 NBA season, playing as a sixth man who averaged 11.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Vladimir Radmanovic with the Golden State Warriors
Radmanovic signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006 before being traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in 2009. "Vlad Rad" also played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls in his NBA career. His best years came when he was with the Sonics, averaging 12.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his third year in Seattle.
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Before his stint in the NBA, Radmanovic played in his home country for Serbian teams KK Crvena Zvezda and KK FMP.
Known for his three-point shooting as a stretch four in the NBA, the Serbian was an integral part of the Sonics, Clippers and Lakers teams that made the playoffs in his years with those teams.
However, his most infamous feat came in 2007 when he was fined $500,000 by his team then, the L.A. Lakers, after a snowboarding accident during the All-Star Weekend that year.
Radmanovic, who missed about 2 months because of the injury, initially lied about the incident saying “he fell on a patch of ice while walking” but later admitted the truth that indeed he separated his shoulder because of the accident.
Radmanovic also represented the Yugoslavian national basketball team and the Serbia and Montenegro national basketball team in various international competitions. With Yugoslavia, he won a gold medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championships.
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