Twenty years ago this week, tragedy struck on the Autobahn when a car crash took the life of rising star Drazen Petrovic. Beloved from Zagreb to East Rutherford for his willingness to shoot from anywhere on the court and infectious enthusiasm, Petrovic's premature death shook the basketball world to its core.
Since it has been two decades since his passing, there are some readers of this website who were not old enough to remember Draz's glory days in New Jersey and his impact on the game around the world. A good place to start for those of you who want to learn more about the Hall of Famer would be a viewing of the 30 for 30 production Once Brothers, which profiles the relationship between the Petro and Vlade Divac. Before you start watching it on YouTube, take a look at the best stuff from around the basketball blogosphere this week..
- All Ball shared a highlight reel of No. 3's greatest moments.
- Meadowlands Matters remembered Willis Reed's reaction to Draz's passing.
- Deutsche Welle reflected on the touching story of Petrovic and Divac.
- Pounding The Rock says Kawhi Leonard is taking after his coach.
- Hot Hot Hoops wondered what Shane Battier's problem is.
- Peachtree Hoops reviewed the season that was for Al Horford.
- Hardwood Paroxysm talks team offensive rebounds.
- Rufus On Fire broke down Charlotte's offseason needs.
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