Many NBA fans tend to forget just how good Tim Hardaway was, and for how long. If “flopping” by NBA players was an art form, then the Serbian-born Vlade Divac was undoubtedly the Leonardo Da Vinci of said art. The Serbian-born center played 17 seasons in the NBA, and racked up and immeasurable amount of fouls from the players he played against. He is one of seven players in NBA history to record 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked shots, along with some of the game’s greatest big men.
But Divac will also be known as the guy for whom Kobe Bryant was traded by the Charlotte Hornets. Today, he serves as Sacramento Kings’ over Vivek Ranadive’s right-hand man, as the team’s Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager.