Itís hard to imagine but Vlade Divac one of the best basketball players that Serbia offered in the past two decades is being charged by the Belgradeís court because he avoided the obligated military service since he was 18 and now at the age of 37 heís two years overdue the deadline for the citizens of Serbia & Montenegro who live abroad and thatís that they must serve the army by the age of 35.
So far there is no official reactions by the former L.A. Lakers and Sacramento Kings legend who retired last summer, but having in thought that he is also an American citizen there are a few options that he might do.
The first is to wait in USA until the Serbian-Montenegrin government rules a law by which their citizens living abroad can pay off their military service or simply issues an amnesty to thousands and thousands of young and elder men who arenít coming back to their homeland in fear of being arrested. The other is to say his farewell to the Serbian citizenship and just keep the American passport with which he could return to his homeland without being obligated to ''pay his duty to the country''.
Seems like even the sport giants and nation heroes such as Divac arenít spared of this dreadful duty eitherÖ