The Serbian basketball association issued an angry statement Wednesday, criticizing NBA stars, including Nenad Krstic, for failing to honor invitations to join the National Team. "They don’t realize yet the importance of words: patriotism, homeland, origin, forefathers, and the debt which you have to repay to someone when the time comes." Of the eight Serbs in the NBA, only Darko Milicic agreed to play for the team.
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