Today we look back on one of the greatest European basketball players of all time – Dražen Petrović. Born in Šibenik on October 22 1964, his career was cut short by a fatal car accident in Germany on June 7th 1993 the prime of life.

Dražen, called the basketball Mozart in Europe, was a pioneer for international recruits, among the very first Europeans to be recruited to the NBA, later followed by other Croatian basketball greats Toni Kukoč, Dino Rađa and Vlade Divac.

After Dražen’s untimely death, the New Jersey Nets retired his #3 jersey forever by raising under the roof of their arena. He was posthumously admitted into the NBA Hall of Fame.

Dražen Petrović was a World and European champion, two time Europe League winner and a two-time Olympic silver medalist.

Check out this great game of Dražen's as he takes it to Jordan himself;



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