Bogdan Bogdanovic – Soccer
While basketball has made exponential global growth over the last 25+ years, soccer is still king essentially everywhere except the United States. Most European children play soccer at some point, and it is evident in the style of basketball that Euro’s play with. Their footwork is often sharp, and the spacing and passing of a soccer game translates well to the condensed 94 feet of hardwood.
There is no evidence of him playing any serious soccer on his Wikipedia page, but we’re pretty sure that Bogdan Bogdanovic would be the best soccer player on the Kings roster. He is from Serbia, a country that is not exactly a soccer powerhouse but has produced a legendary player or two. While not supremely athletic, Bogdanovic is good with his feet and has solid court vision that would serve him well on a bigger playing surface.
We tried to find some history on Bogdanovic playing even in his early years, but Euro ballers get such an early start on basketball that he must have bypassed soccer in his early teens. But when googling “Bogdan Bogdanovic soccer”, we are blessed with this video that proves our theory: