Milicic: Yes, I know. They are doing very well. I meet them in Chicago before draft. They are very smart guys. They know how to play basketball.
SI: What's been the best thing about the NBA so far?
Milicic: The best thing? I am 18, and just coming here is like big time for me. I'm very happy about this.
SI: Since you're not playing that much, practice must be pretty important to you?
Milicic: Yes, very important. I am trying to play hard every practice, trying to help my teammates. It is not easy because there are five coaches, and 10 times they are trying to tell me something. It's not easy for me, but I am trying to listen to everybody.
SI: You just got your driver's license. Any problems?
Milicic: I pass driver's test two weeks ago. It was easy. Here it is automatic. In Yugoslavia, manual.
SI: You're a big fan of rap and plenty of NBA guys- Allen Iverson, Shaq—have been in rap lyrics. Do you think a rapper will ever drop your name in a song?
Milicic: Well, we will see. But I really like 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg, so let them know.