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Vlade Divac (Serbia)
Born on February Saturday, 1968, in in Prijepolje, Serbia.
Height:
216cm (7'1")
Position:
Center
Nationality:
Serbia

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Sunday, 2010.

Clubs

  • Elan Prijepolje: 1980-1982
  • Sloga Kraljevo: 1982-1986
  • Partizan Belgrade: 1986-1989
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 1989-1996
  • Charlotte Hornets: 1996-1998
  • Red Star Belgrade: 1998-1999 (just 2 games)
  • Sacramento Kings: 1998-2004
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 2004-2005
  • As an executive: President of Partizan Belgrade from 2000 to 2003

Club Highlights

  • Champion of the 1989 European Cup Radivoj Korac
  • Champion of the 1987 Yugoslavian League
  • Champion of the Yugoslavian Cup in 1989

National Team

  • 145 appearances with the Yugoslavian National Team with a total of 1,348 points scored
  • 2 times World Champion: Argentina 1990 and Indianapolis 2002
  • 2 times Olympic Silver medalist: Seoul 1988 and Atlanta 1996
  • Bronze medalist in the 1986 World Championship in Spain
  • 3 times European Champion: Zagreb 1989, Rome 1991 and Athens 1995
  • 2 times Bronze medalist in European Championships: Athens 1987 and France 1999
  • Gold medalist in the 1987 World Championship for Junior Men in Bormio
  • Gold medalist in the 1986 European Championship for Junior Men in Gmunden

Individual Highlights

  • European Player of the Year in 1989
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1989-1990
  • NBA All-Star Game in 2001
  • One of the six players in the history of the NBA to record more than 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocks
  • Only player born and formed outside of the U.S.A. to play in over 1,000 games in the NBA
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to honor an NBA player or coach for outstanding service and dedication to the community) in 2000
  • Named Goodwill Ambassador for Sports against Drugs by the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) in 2000
  • Founded the Divac Children's Foundation (DCF) to provide care, education and healthy environment for children who suffer from isolation, poverty and displacement
  • Created the Humanitarian Organization Divac (HOD) to provide financial, material and other resources to refugees, internally displaced persons and uncared-for people
  • Inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2008
  • Adviser for Humanitarian Issues of the Serbian Government since October 2008
  • Elected in 2008 as one of the 50 Greatest Contributors in the History of European Club Basketball
  • President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia since February 2009
  • The Sacramento Kings retired his #21 jersey on 31st March 2009