Serbia Rumors

At a time in which the NBA has been embroiled in a hefty global political controversy that began with a tweet from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in support of protestors against Chinese influence in Hong Kong—a political quarrel that has sapped the joy from the game for the past week—Divac’s lesson from watching the Yugoslavian national team fall apart resonates. “Unfortunately, we were just the team that had to be punished,” Divac said. “I always fight for sports to be neutral. It doesn’t matter, you know. But that’s life. You remember, Olympics 1984, as much as we can fight, those people were making the decisions. Unfortunately, a lot of them are bad decisions. Otherwise we would all feel and live in a peaceful world and have fun. Right?”