Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 12:30 pm  |  35 responses

You Can Bid on Darko Milicic’s Championship Ring

The Detroit Pistons’ most infamous lottery pick is auctioning off the ring (and title belt!) he won back in 2004 for charity. From the Free Press: “Darko Milicic is auctioning the 2004 NBA championship ring he won with the Detroit Pistons to raise money and awareness for children dealing with the terminal illness Batten’s disease. Batten’s is a neurological disorder that affects mostly children and gradually causes blindness, seizures and death. Milicic is also auctioning off the championship belt that was given to him by Rasheed Wallace. ‘Whatever money (I raise) is going to be good because those treatments cost a lot and those people can’t afford it,’ Milicic said. Milicic became familiar with the condition after he and his wife read a newspaper story in his native Serbia about a family confronted with it. Out of the blue, he paid for four children to travel to China for stem cell treatments. The treatments cost $35,000 each. So Milicic is trying to raise more money until doctors come up with more affordable treatments in the United States and elsewhere. He got the idea from Ron Artest, who auctioned off his Lakers championship ring to raise money for mental health programs in schools.”

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  • clib

    Adam Morrison should be doing the same

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal


  • ZoomZoom

    LeBron James should be doing the same

    -_- nvm he doesn’t have any rings

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    i deserve that ring more than milicic does

  • unrel

    in morrison’s defense.. i read an article where it was said he and farmar would kill the starters in practice.. ie: during the playoffs farmar would play the part of westbrook and morrison would play the part of KD.. not sure how accurate that is.. but practice players earn rings too..

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    LOL! @c_cantrell. I like this, for a great cause, and maybe Milicic does not look back on the ring with fond memories.

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    (catching my breath)……………………….
    that is the most ridiculous statement iv ever read on here lol.. farmar couldnt play westbrooks shadow and morrison?? hahahahaha!!! ah sh*t bro im glad you posted this cause after reading it n laughing my *ss off, i already feel better about my day lol.. appreciate the laugh dude!

  • Yesse

    I bid… 1 dollar.

  • $tev3

    Give the belt back to Sheed or Give it to big Ben

  • greg

    hmm ill bid a dirty sock and a used condom. i dont think anyone will go more than that

  • Stainless

    give it to shaq he needs a fifth ring…

  • unrel

    okay, TMZ.. read what i wrote again.. “i read an article” … “not sure how accurate it is”

  • youngmuggsy

    Nice to see that everyone has overlooked Darkos charitible efforts and decided to mock him instead.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    If you are the person that wins the bid, you will have played the SAME role in the Pistons title win that Darko did actually BEING on the team. Equal contributions.

  • toinefan88

    hats off to darko for this! at first i thought he needed money lol

  • Reflex

    cosign youngmuggsy

  • JD

    @c_cantrell show some appreciation this guy is still an nba player and worked hard for that like all the others its not his fualt he got overhyped becuase of americas obbsession with ‘who’s next?’

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    the only hard work darko would have involved in is the possibility that he might have gotten tired n broke a sweat while handing out towells and water to his teammates

  • Binaural

    Give the guy a break – this is certainly more money than anyone here will ever give to a charitable cause in their lifetime. I say good on him, it’s not his fault he was overhyped.

  • MookieBlaylock

    c_cantrell is trolling. How can you sit at your computer screen and say darko hasnt worked hard to get to the nba. If it was easy, we would all have rings. gtfo.

  • ogog

    yea darko !

  • 80

    Good move Darko!You earned so much respect in my eyes with this move. Btw what belt? Isnt that belt prize in boxing and MMA?

  • TheBarberShop

    Gotta respect Darko on that. That’s real.

  • Groves

    always respect darko. @c_cantrell, milicic does deserve his ring like any player on a championship squad

  • knickzvet82

    Co-sign youngmuggsey!! C Cantrell Wtf, man? Show some class

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

    Wow, this is a great thing Darko is doing here. Big ups to him. Also, stem-cell research, and even treatment, is legal in China? And developed enough for practice? That’s pretty crazy–I had no idea.

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

    Yeah wtf cantrell.

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

    It’s also obvious you’ve never seen the man play basketball…

  • mick

    kobe should auction off his 2010 finals mvp or give it to it’s rightful owner (gasol)

  • Skippa

    what a legend.

  • Charles

    Awesome news!

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    c_cantrell is such a huge god damn moron. Yeah, it’s real easy to be a starter in the NBA.

  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    i never said it was easy to get to the nba you pack of dumbasses.. i said he didnt earn the ring that he got, never that he didnt work hard to get to nba.. i know dude is obvioulsy good or he wouldnt be in the league retards.. it was more of bash on darko kinda deal than anything else.. idk, maybe im just upset with dude being such a huge bust that the mere mention of his name jus pisses me off

  • Tuomas

    HUMAN VICTORY CIGAR!! Ahh, the memories…

  • thefactor

    Yeah, f**king hell, give the guy a break. I applaud this move, regardless of how good or s**t he may be on the hardwood.