I was born on 30th October 1991 in Prague, where I grew up all my childhood. As a child, I admired Michael Jordan and dreamed of one day playing like him. When I started my first basketball steps on the court in Prague's Flora district, - hence my #klukzflory. I had no idea that one day I would play in the same competition as him!
I started my professional career with USK Prague in 2007 when I was 16 years old. After two successful seasons in the Czech league, I decided to transfer abroad and signed a contract with the Spanish club Cajasol Sevilla. I fell in love with life in Spain and spent a total of 7 years there! After 5 years in Seville, I moved to Barcelona for two more years to the legendary club FC Barcelona. There I got my first glimpse into the world of big-time basketball and played in Europe's most prestigious competition, the Euroleague Basketball, which was another important step in my career.
My dream has always been to play in the NBA, the most prestigious basketball league globally. So when an offer came from the Washington Wizards after the 2015-16 season, there was nothing to think about! After signing the contract, I officially became the fourth Czech player ever in the NBA. I played 226 games for Washington before moving to Chicago. My childhood idol MJ also played for the Bulls organization, so even though most of my time there was affected by the global pandemic of coronavirus, I was grateful that I could get a close-up look at how things worked in the most successful basketball club of the 90s.
I regularly try to pass on my experience from the world to the Czech national team or in the off-season at my basketball camps for younger players. If you enjoy my journey through my basketball career, I will be sharing my experiences either here on my website or on my social media.
2006-2009 USK Praha
2009-2014 Cajasol Sevilla
2014-2016 FC Barcelona
2016-2019 Washington Wizards
2019-2021 Chicago Bulls
2021-2022 New Orleans Pelicans
2022 - present Washington Wizards
FIBA EuroBasket 2022
2021 Summer Olympics
FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019
Spanish Supercup winner (2016)
All-Liga ACB Second Team (2016)
The fourth Czech player in the NBA
Most games played in the NBA By Czech players
Most points per game in the NBA from Czech players
The first Czech triple-double in NBA
ACB Most Spectacular Player (2016)
ACB Slam Dunk Contest Winner (2010)
7× Czech Player of the Year
(2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
2× Mattoni NBL All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest Winner
PP Group s.r.o.
Milady Horákové 109/108
160 00 Praha - Bubeneč