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It's Zarko, not Darko

By attending media day for the NBA Draft, it was easy to discover players other than LeBron, Darko and Carmelo.

Updated: June 26, 2003, 12:32 PM ET
By Dan Shanoff | Page 2 columnist

Media Day for the Draft started in a room set up to meet the players invited to New York by the NBA. There were 11 tables, one for each of the players not named "LeBron," "Darko" or "Carmelo."

Moving counter-clockwise from the room's entryway:

No, not Darko ... I'm Zarko, with a "Z": Zarko Cabarkapa is a 22-year-old, 6-foot-11 mystery man from Zrenjanin, Serbia. Which begs the question: Will he soon release a rap single: "It's All About Zrenjanin (Baby)"? He spoke through a pleasant-enough translator, ...

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