I nominated Marcin Lijewski, a Polish handball player, for the King of the Hardwood poll earlier this year. Partly because he was very hott and partly because I wanted to find someone who plays a non-traditional US sport. Well, here's my early entry for next year's KOTH. It's another handball player!
Nikola Karabatić born April 11, 1984 is a French player of Croatian-Serbian descent, who was part of the French national handball team and plays club ball for FC Barcelona Intersport.
Oh yeah, Nikola has a brother named Luka!!!!