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Anthony Morrow to Honor Drazen Petrovic
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 20, 2012 @ 7:23 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Anthony Morrow will use the All-Star break as an opportunity to honor a pivotal figure in Nets history and a superstar lost too early. Morrow will participate in the three-point shooting contest this weekend wearing a Drazen Petrovic jersey.
Petrovic was a Net for two-plus years, from midway through the 1990-91 season until 1993, and left a large impression on the franchise. He died in a car crash at 28 years old that summer. His No. 3 jersey is one of five retired by the organization after he spent his only two full seasons with the team averaging more than 20 points-per-game in each.
He was posthumously enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, not only for his play but also for being a pioneer in the sport for Eastern Europeans.
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