What do you do when a 20-year professional basketball career on two continents comes to an end? Some go into broadcasting, others take up coaching or scouting and still others divest themselves from the sport altogether and pursue other career opportunities. Vlade Divac has taken the latter option, although it's landed him in some hot water according to Newsday.
A Sacramento store owned by Vlade Divac and his wife, Ana, has been hit with two lawsuits alleging that it is passing off knockoff Gucci handbags as the real thing. The store's attorneys have denied the allegations in court papers.
The chain-smoking Serb had quite a reputation as a flopper during his NBA career. So it isn't too great a leap to his new endeavor. After years of passing off fake charging violations on the court he is now charging people for fake handbags. There's no truth to the rumor that when served with the papers Divac fell to the ground and convinced the police to charge the process server with assault.