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Former NBA player Predrag Danilovic stabbed, seriously injured in bar fight

May 18, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

Predrag Danilovic Getty Images

Predrag Danilovic, the Serbian guard (often called Sasha) who played for the Heat and Mavericks back in the 1990s, is in serious condition after being stabbed in a bar fight back in his native country, reports the Associated Press.

Police say Danilovic was hurt during a brawl early Saturday in a cafe in a residential part of the capital, Belgrade. Doctors say Danilovic underwent an operation to treat injuries to his abdomen, head and arms.

Police do not know what started the brawl, according to the report. Of course, like all bar brawls, I’m sure it was very important, serious matter.

Danilovic is now the GM of Serbian powerhouse Partizan Belgrade.

In the NBA he was drafted by Golden State in the second round in 1992 but was traded to Miami before he played a game as part of the Rony Seikaly deal. He was eventually traded to the Heat as part of the Jamal Mashburn deal. He had a huge career in Europe, including being named the Italian league MVP and Europe player of the year in 1998.

  1. money2long - May 18, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    “Police do not know what started the brawl, according to the report. Of course, like all bar brawls, I’m sure it was very important, serious matter.”


  2. captainwisdom8888 - May 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    An honorable fight between two men is such a thing of the past…and it’s a shame. I can’t imagine a situation in which I’d be compelled to plunge a blade into someone’s flesh over a bar dispute.

    Eastern Europe is an armpit.

    • davidly - May 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      If Eastern Europe is an armpit, then Western Europe is the other armpit, and North America is the @sshole. And there are adequate other sweaty pores to cover the globe.

      • fanofevilempire - May 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM

        on behalf of all americans I just flipped you the bird!

    • davidly - May 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      For the jingoistic American it’s typical to think he can speak for all other Americans. Right back at’cha, sweety.

      • dannymac17 - May 18, 2013 at 8:22 PM

        considering the USA is a powerhouse, id be quiet or you might get bombed into the center of the earth.

    • cantonbound13 - May 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      an armpit? Really? That comment is so classless, it’s embarrassing.

  3. decimusprime - May 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Hmmm. Drafted by GSW but traded to Miami before playing a game…he was later traded to the HEAT??

    • fanofevilempire - May 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM


  4. 950003cups - May 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Probably was much bigger than the dude he was beefing with. When you outsize someone in a fight, you have to plan on them doing something to even the playing field. I’m willing to bet the whole brawl had something to do with a female

  5. tampajoey - May 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Lebron should spend his summer vacation there.

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