Drazen “Petro” Petrovic – 25 Years ago …

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25 years in the past today, on the 7th of June the 7th of June, 1993 Drazen Petrovic was killed in a fatal car accident aged 28. Legendary in Europe Petrovic joined with the Portland Trailblazers for the 1989-1990 season in the year 25 (the Blazers had selected him during the draft in 1986 and owned the rights to him). cheap nhl jerseys Petrovic was just coming off his greatest NBA season from 1992-1993 when he played for the New Jersey Nets and was in the midst of his peak. He was considered one of the top shooting guards in the league and yet was unappreciated during his four-year stint with the NBA. The critics were directed at the league because they didn’t encourage the emergence of European talent. Petrovic had been contemplating going back to Europe prior to Petrovic’s tragic death. His jersey was retired to the Nets in 1993. The history of the Nets has demonstrated the great player Petrovic is. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2002. One of his most collectible and rarest jerseys is the Champion.