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Can you compare the era when you played in the NBA with the current era? Dino Radja: “It’s different. Today is more like an All-Star game, run n’ gun. Before it was more physical, it was very hard to score in the paint, it was very hard to dunk. Today dunks every game… But I think the crowd is enjoying it. You know, all these long-distance shooting, all these highlights you can see every day. Different era, different rules. The game is developing in the way that the crowd wants. I think it is good for the league,and good for the game. Which one do I prefer? I prefer the old school. But I think I would adjust to today’s game.”
Dino Radja: “I have to say that I am very proud to be one of the pioneers who opened the road for everybody to NBA. Because, before Drazen Petrovic, Divac, Toni Kukoc, Sabonis, myself… There was no belief in European players… that they can succeed. Afterward, we came in and showed everybody that we can succeed, and now the NBA is open. If you see how many international players are in the NBA right now, it is a huge number.”

Dino Radja: ‘I still think about Drazen Petrovic a lot’

“It was awful, just awful. For weeks I just thought about it. In the first practice, we stood on the court and just cried. We were not able to play at all. He was one of my best friends. We talked almost every day, we were together a lot. Many years passed, but I still think about him a lot. He’s one of the best players I’ve ever seen, and he also helped me a lot as a player. His way of thinking was so unique. In training, when someone was wrong, Drazen was the first to get upset and comment. Even before the coach. He swept you to strive for the best”.
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Petrovic’s close friend and Hall of Famer Dino Radja spoke to Walla and reflected on the moment he learned about the news of his passing, in a traffic accident on the evening of June 7, 1993, and how it still affects him to date. “We were on the team together, we played in the European Championship qualifiers in Berlin, and we were supposed to meet for further training in Zagreb,” Radja tells Walla. “At two in the morning, I got a phone call. My mom called me and informed me. It was one of the most horrible moments of my life. I called Mirko Novosel, who confirmed it was true. At first, I thought maybe he was just injured, but the worst happened”.

Goran Sobin (1963-2021)

Goran Sobin died on Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest, Croatian daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija reported Monday. He was 59. Major highlights of his playing career, the 1989 and 1990 titles in the FIBA European Champions Cup, the predecessor of the modern-day EuroLeague. Playing with Toni Kukoc, Dino Radja, Dusko Ivanovic, Velimir Perasovic, Zoran Savic, and others, he was among the key players of KK Jugoplastika. A legendary lineup coached by Bozidar Maljkovic.