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Dražen Petrović would have been 59 today


An unthinkable tragedy took place on June 7, 1993, as Dražen Petrović's life was lost in an auto accident on the rain-soaked Autobahn 9 in Bavaria. 

The Croatian sensation left an indelible mark on the Nets franchise and electrify the NBA during an era in which European players were starting to make their mark in the league.

Petrović was just 29 at the time and merely scratching the surface on his superstardom.

The Brooklyn Nets retired Dražen's No. 3 Jersey in the rafters at then -Meadowlands Arena, and it currently hangs at Barclays Center.

Widely regarded as the best shooter and arguably the purest scorer of his era, his memory lives on and continues to inspire a new generation of European born players to carry the torch and make their impact felt in the NBA. 


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