Nikola Vucevic never saw Shaquille ONeal pull the backboard down in the black and white Magic pinstripes. Vucevic never heard bedtime stories about Hall of Fame centers like Moses Malone or George Mikan. Born in Montenegro, a small country on the southeastern coast of Europe, Vucevicdidn'teven know the NBA existed.
Still, even as a child, he always had a dream to play professional basketball with the best players in the world. Now, he is the starting center for the Orlando Magic. Ask him how it happened and hell tell you, largely from the relationship he has with his family.
FOX Sports Florida sat down with the second -ear center as he shared about his home and his family in this weeks Q&A.
FS Florida: You were raised in Belgium where your dad was a professional basketball player. What was it like growing up watching him play?
Vucevic: "It was a lot of fun. My dad was my idol growing up. I used to go to almost every one of his practices and all of his games. He was my favorite p...