Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 2:30 pm  |  52 responses

Too Big For Slovenia: Vujacic, Dragic Beefin’

It’s been bubbling all week, but last night the bad blood between Sash Vujacic and Goran Dragic boiled over onto the court and into the press conferences. So what’s eating at  these two countrymen? Fanhouse has the full report, here are some of the better tidbits: “‘I heard somebody talking in my language and talking something about mothers and family,” Vujacic said of Dragic after his team had wrapped up the series 4-2 to earn a berth against Boston in the NBA Finals. ‘That’s only to be expected from a low human being to do something like that. So I just went like that (putting his arms up). I didn’t do nothing like that on purpose. Low human beings can only involve the family and say something stupid like that. But I didn’t intentionally want to do anything. If I want to intentionally hurt somebody, I would have done something very differently. (What Dragic said) involved me and my family. When that comes in play, it’s very, very stupid. You can’t expect that from a pro basketball player … I just went up with my hands. And he was great acting.’ Dragic saw it much differently. Despite replays showing Dragic appearing to jaw at Vujacic, he claimed he didn’t say anything. … ‘I don’t know why he’s lying,’ Dragic said of the Vujacic’s claims of insulting his family. ‘But you can ask everybody in my club that I’m not such a person. I don’t have a comment on that, really. If he wants to have words with me, he can have it. But I’m not going to battle. I didn’t say nothing to him … He can stay whatever he wants about me, but I’m just going to be quiet.’ … Neither Slovenian offered specifics as to how this apparent feud might have started. The two haven’t played against each other much and never have been teammates except for a brief stretch last summer when they were both on the national team and Vujacic soon left the team due to an injury. ‘I never heard of him (until) two years ago,’ said Vujacic, 26, who is in his sixth season while Dragic, 24, is in his second. ‘I don’t know him from the past. I don’t know him from back home. We don’t know each other … Some people have issues when you’re a champion (Vujacic being on last season’s victorious Lakers), and you’re trying to be on the top. And they’re going to come at you with everything you can … Our country is a little bit small and there’s a great part of jealously between people.’”

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  • MikeC.

    I’m sure Dragic is jealous of Vujacic. Everyone wants to be an annoying doucher that everyone else wants to beat to death with a hammer.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I NEVER thought I’d say this, but I’m kinda siding with Vujacic on this. I think it’s because Dragic really rubs me the wrong way. He just has this look of entitlement, like a spoiled rich white kid. Like a…Jon Scheyer. Yeah, dude looks and acts like a Dookie…am I being petty? I don’t care, every time I see Dragic I just imagine Rose banging on his ass and it brings a smile to my face.

  • RIcky Rubio Bit!

    How the hell do you have a look of entitlement? What do you imagine when you see sasha? You and him acting out the sex scene from monsters ball on your living room floor?

  • Atrain

    this is all Zenmaster’s fault

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    He looks like he has a sense of entitlement. Don’t act stupid with me. Unless you really are, then just look it up. And no, but I’m sure you imagine you and Ricky Rubio acting out the sex scene from Brokeback Mountain on yours. Who the hell are you anyways? What’s with people coming out of nowhere just to troll on here? GTFO with that sh it.

  • Coach B

    Sasha is the machine, he barley hit the guy it was his bicep not elbow (damn) drag looked at the ref right before he fell ever so gently. What pissed me off is not the tech flagrant 1 but that he hit 3 more lay ups that was messed up. Sasha shouldn’t feel bad about the 1st shot and then free throws but the. Next 3 layups I love the MAcHINe

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Dragic is the man.. LOL @ Ricky Rubio Bit.

  • Vikturus

    Can’t hate on Dragic, he’s a really really good baller. Vujacic on the other hand… Not so great, but on a greater team.

  • doyouwantmore

    Enigmatic: You’re reading a lot into an average-looking basketball player like Dragic. He’s in the middle of a playoff elimination game fighting for his team’s life, coming off the bench behind a hall-of-fame PG, and single-handedly sparking his team to a great comeback and you see a ‘look of entitlement?’ I smell Laker Nuts all over you and for that Enigmatic wins the Jock Rider of the Day award.

  • Ben Flook

    Dragic seems like a good humble guy. I’m with you on Jon Scheyer though. Also Dragic is a much better player with a lot of potential. Hes deceptively athletic.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    hate vujacic. he’s found his role to irritate opposing team players it seems. totally not earning his 6mil+ a year. but dragic was asking for it. he went up behind vujacic and bumped him and was so close he was in his ear. then vujacic throws his arms up to get rid of him, and he flops to the ground. wow really, that was such a hard hit it decked him? and then he grabs his face when it was his chin that got hit. i really liked dragic for his play as the sub PG, but that sequence just killed all my respect for him. he’s still a great pg with a bright future tho. can’t say so much for vujacic.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    doyouwantmore – I hear you about reading too much into dude. You got it twisted, though. Laker nuts? Never that! I’m a die-hard Bulls fan since infancy. The day I root for another team will be the day Chicago burns up in flames….again.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Co-sign JL. That was stellar acting by Dragic. But yeah, he definitely made a name for himself in these playoffs. For the record, I dislike Vujacic too. Never said I liked dude.

  • ripslam

    They’re both assholes, so who cares.

  • kriz

    i refuse to think dragic is the reason for this. became a big fan of his. vujacic is a POS

  • LA Huey

    Vujacic was going for unnecessary contact and Dragic drew a whistle with some fine acting. TEAM Dragic over hurr.

  • riggs

    lol @ Enigmatic: “dragic comes off a spoiled rich kid” LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO, you must have the two players confused, because what you just defined was vujacic….seriously dude thinks he’s a champion, “Some people have issues when you’re a champion (Vujacic being on last season’s victorious Lakers)” come on man be serious.

  • riggs

    also after the “scuffle” who came off looking better? vujacic who disappeared or dragic who bought his team back to make it a game?

  • doyouwantmore

    Enigmatic: I know how insulted I would be if I got called a Laker fan, so I apologize. Nobody deserves to be called that if they haven’t brought it on themselves.

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com CDef28

    I wanted to see both of these guys ejected for that occurance. It’s not that what they did warranted an ejection, but they are two players that aren’t good enough to be having a scuffle like they had.

  • sirfreshness

    dragic is ten times the player vujacic is. vujacic is a whiner like the rest of the lakers

  • http://flexstylemusic.com Electromikey

    I haven’t seen Vujacic torch any team single-handedly like Dragic has multiple times this season and during the playoffs. Goran is loved here in the desert, and for good reason–he’s a very good athlete, a worthy successor to one of the best point guards of all time, and generally a nice dude. Sasha Whojacic can go jump in the lake or something.

  • mike

    Dragic all day

  • ludoibrzo

    They are both actually ethnic serbs who were born in Slovenia, there is a large Serbian population in Slovenia so it kind of makes sense that they have a little bit of a rivalry going on, I don’t think there is any bad blood or anything between them but it was more like a spur of the moment thing.

  • ciroqobama

    I hate these two players equally…. Slovenian ballers are gross.

  • http://facebook.com 9steele9

    they say steve nash plays a soccer player, well dragic gets fouled like a soccer player.

    team dragic!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Rajo Nesterovic does not approve: Vujachick’s about to get slapped.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Is Primoz Brezec Slovenian?

  • BostonBaller

    I’m glad everyone made up…Bring on the Finals…..

  • Spetsnaz

    I think Vujacic should be talking about the fine acting by Gasol. Also, why do Gasol and Bynam scream like wounded cats everytime they take a shot in the lane? it drives me nuts!

  • MikeC.

    ^ Gasol and Bynum scream like wounded cats because they’re pussies.

  • Lai Wai

    Sasa has one more year left on his contract when play for a european team maybe.
    Dragic was a second rounder heir to Nash in Phoenix
    no comparison.
    Dragic team leader
    Sasa splinters in his ass

  • vtrobot

    i like sahsa a little better, but only because he bangs maria sharapova. yeah, sasha, you’re a champion. just like ‘toine is. whenever i see sasha, i’ll always picture ray blowing by him, on his way to a championship.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    the Lakers’ waterboy is more of a champion than Vujabit*h. Oh, and MikeC wins.

  • barnabusb

    It was really annoying listening to Marv and Doug drone on and on about their rivalry, as if it actually mattered to anyone.

  • K

    Vujacic’s own national team disowned him. What does that tell you? And we’re talking about Slovenia here, not Team USA.

  • k.a.

    think both sasha n goran got annoying mugs (lol) but damn dragic game is nice, straight playground. but man sasha foul was flagrant as hell i got a good laugh.

  • Geronimo

    I have to say I called it…probably others did, too. I thought Sascha played fairly well in game 5, but had a feeling he wouldn’t be able to back it up in game 6. Dragic is a superior ball handler, scorer, passer…vujacic…well it’s all been said before…splinters in his ass…that’s a good one…can’t move laterally very well…bricks shots often…should never have made it about him and almost cost Laker’s big time…if it weren’t for Kobe going off like nobody else, Laker’s were screwed…I’ve got to believe that little stunt by vujacic is the last straw. How can the Laker’s keep him? He is a big time liability…can barely dunk for a guy who is listed at 6’7″…it’s all in his head…champion? please…He and shriekapova (as my wife just dubbed her) deserve each other…they are legends in their own minds…For the record, it sounds like vujacic and dragic are not ethnically Slovenian…let’s call them what they are…Serbians who were born or grew up in Slovenia…Slovenia doesn’t deserve the Vujacic rap.

  • Nashty

    Dragic > Vujacic

  • Nashty

    Dragic > Vujacic

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @ doyouwantmore – LOL it’s all good! I think I’ve been accused of worse before.

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    Theyre both ethnic serbs? I didnt know that. Thee gumball machine is overrated and full of expired rock hard siht. Goran is a very nice player, great shooter, tricky, gets to the rim, athletiic, and is ok on d. Vooyabiotch , adam dazed morrison, dj karate chops mbenga, and luke I saw the greatful dead wondering around in my yard naked on acid when I was a kid walton all sit at the kids table

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    I think it was actually Steve Nash on the bench saying something in slovenian, and you know he can throw his voice with some ventriloquist quickness!! Dragic wa just psyching himself up – he was going to go for 8 straight points regardless….

  • Lazarus

    vujacic pretty much gets paid to act so i assume hes lying here.

  • http://freewebs.com/galacreativa Gus

    @Enigmatic…you have serious issues…those mental images of yours are somewhat sick, maybe you could seek some help in Oprah´s!

  • Nick

    Shortly after the game, The Machine declared that he will no longer any item of clothing that is purple or orange in color. If he keeps this up, with all the scuffles he gets into, he will be resigned to wearing just black and white.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @ Gus – No seas baboso!

  • Keith

    Gypsy Clan Feud?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Dragic had two good series in the playoffs; their is a lot to prove before i consider him a good player. Jerome James had a couple of good playoff series too, and look where it got him. As for Vujacic, he has spent more energy on the bench thinking about ways to diss Dragic than he has playing. Dude is a scrub. A funny scrub, but a scrub.

  • RyandC

    As a lifelong Lakers fan, I gotta say, it does feel pretty good havin a Danny Ainge on your team that everybody just loves to hate!

  • http://www.hbo.com/the-wire/index.html jasondolemite

    Whoa, Ryan. You can’t compare him to Danny Ainge!

  • anti-crust

    MikeC: I only have one thought to get across, Sasha is in a relationship with Maria Sharapova, in case your vast knowledge of world events and people does not include her, just Google then Ooogle her. Whereas Dragic is probably dating a girl who just got off her knees….having picked the best cabbage to make a soup with for the dinner. Don’t worry she’ll choose a great cabbage for her hero.