Drazen Petrovic Rumors
We learned that something special had taken place between Goran Dragic and the mother of former NBA player Drazen Petrović. Specifically, Biserka Petrović sent over her son’s New Jersey Nets kit as a gift for Dragic. Via Sportando and SiolNET: “It is one of the most beautiful gifts I’ve ever received in my life” Dragic told Siol. “He was my idol. We all know what he did for Yugoslavia and the basketball world. It was a great honor for me to wear the jersey no. 3” Dragic added.
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But while the Celts played the Yugoslavian national team in the first doubleheader in Madrid that year, Ainge made sure to catch the 6-foot-5 guard’s performance in Real Madrid’s win over Scavolini Pesaro. “I was really intrigued by him watching him play in the first game,” Ainge said. “I had read and heard about him and how dominant he was over there in Europe. He’d had 60-point games and something like a 40-point average in a five- or six-game stretch. I remember just really being impressed with him and the players.”
“He wasn’t a great defender in the NBA and didn’t have that great speed, but he did really understand the offensive game of basketball, and he was a great competitor,” Ainge said. “He was a much better competitor than people realized, because of his offensive flair and his charisma and his shooting ability. He was a much more intense competitor than I think people in the NBA realized. He definitely was a fierce, competitive kid. As much as any player I’ve ever been around, basketball was everything to him.