By: Nick Gibson / @euro_adventures
This, according to Marc Stein’s Twitter account:
You might know Adam as the proud owner of two NBA Championship rings with the Lakers (2009, 2010) and a stunning mustache which made him an All-American at Gonzaga and the third overall selection of the 2006 NBA Draft to the Charlotte Bobcats.
After netting 917 points in 78 games as a rookie—that’s 11.8 ppg—he’s amassed only 283 points and 83 games played in the three years since, and his agent Mark Bartelstein apparently doesn’t expect NBA offers to come pouring in should the lockout come to a halt, as the deal has no NBA-out clause.
Now Adam, 27, has a chance to do something he hasn’t done since leaving Spokane back in ’06: make a basketball team better. Red Star Belgrade, or Crvena Zvezda, finished 5th out of eight teams in the Serbian League and 13th out of 14 in the Adriatic, and isn’t in line to qualify for either the Euroleague or Eurocup this season.
Time to dust off those knee highs and reinvent yourself, Adam. This much is certain: when he gets to Serbia, more people will cry.