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NBA’s Brooklyn Nets To Play In Zagreb To Honour Drazen Petrovic

NBA basketball side the Brooklyn Nets could be set to play a match in the Croatian capital to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of its former Croatian star Drazen Petrovic.

The Brooklyn Nets, who were called the New Jersey Nets when Petrovic was a star there in the early 1990’s, will play a match against Petrovic’s former club Cibona in Zagreb if there is enough interest, it was reported on Euro Leagues website.

A match up in October at Zagreb’s Arena has been branded around as a potential date, making it the first time an NBA team has played in Croatia. Petrovic, arguably the best basketball player to come out of the region, was tragically killed in a car accident in Germany at the age of 28 in 1993.

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