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Dražen Petrović: 27 Years Later

June 7, 2020




The late, great Dražen Petrović passed away 27 years ago, today, in a freak German car accident. He left us all too soon and likely never hit his prime in the NBA. Many NBA stars – including Reggie Miller – said Petrović is still to this day the best shooter in NBA history. He brought an intensity and focus to the game that rivaled legends like Michael Jordan. He came to the United States without fear.


We will never know what Petro could have done for the Nets or for the Croatian basketball team after their 1992 silver medal finish. A true legend among legends who left us too soon – at the age of 28.




Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 10 comments

  1. Pero says:

    Is this a typo?We can’t come up with any new material?

  2. Suba says:

    There is never a bad time to talk about petro

    Long live this Zadranin king in all our memories

  3. Suba says:

    O Marin was a beast great ball control for a centre back

    Things are lookin up much better than jedvaj

    Jedvaj looked out of place at times

  4. Maminjo says:

    Pongračić is getting some serious hype.

    Will be very interesting to see who our future CB pairing will be after the next World Cup.

    Lots of quality CBs coming up in Pongračić, Ćaleta-Car, Benković, Šutalo, Gvardiol and Vušković.

  5. Maminjo says:

    Yea, Brekalo is slight.

    He doesn’t seem to be that strong and physical. His technical ability and creativity more than makes up for it.

    Like Slavonac said…
    He’ll be better once he ‘bulks up’ and has the power to be able to back his opponent up into the box.

  6. Suba says:

    Slavonac didn’t say that

    He’s a fuckin peder

  7. Anonymous says:


    Agreed, Slavonac is a peder

  8. Soul Champ says:

    Dražen Petrović = Champion of the Croatian people..

    28 and reaching his NBA prime.

    Would have played ten more years.

    Would have discovered new ways to ready his body to perform at an elite level.

    Most importantly he would have led a grassroots basketball evolution in Croatia that would have cultivated the next generation of Croatian lead guards.

    We would have had a factory of Luka Dončić type players like we produce central midfielders.

    May his Soul inspire us to be our best with the life we are given.

  9. Crnkovic says:

    Amen. Legend

  10. KRKIC says:

    I seen him play live when Yugoslavian team Came to Canada to play Team Canada at Brock University. I think it was 1985.

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