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

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.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Related Posts

4th Croatian World Games: Registrations Extended

The 4th Croatian World Games will be held in the Croatian capital Zagreb this summer. Over 800 Croatians from more than 35 nations around the globe are expected to take part in the games which will be held from 18 – 21 July 2017. Croats from all over the world, including those in Croatia, are...

Croatian Boxer to Help Klitschko Prepare for Anthony Joshua Showdown

Champion Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko has called on the services of a Croatian boxer to help him prepare for one of the most anticipated clashes in boxing in a while. 41-year-old Klitschko will face IBF champion Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium on 29 April 29, with 90,000 fans set to witness the heavyweight contest. With...

[VIDEO] Top 5 Croatian Goal Celebrations

By Ante Stanic The Tardelli Scream, Gazza’s ‘Dentist Chair’, Peter Crouch’s ‘Robot dance’, Miroslav Klose’s somersaults, and Roger Milla’s corner flag dance go down as some of the legendary goal celebrations in football. Croatians do not tend to be as flamboyant or creative after scoring goals, sticking with traditional celebrations, therefore it is not easy...

Croatia’s Lovre Kalinić Named Best Goalkeeper in Belgium

Last week Croatia’s Danijel Subašić was named the best goalkeeper in the French league this season, and now Croatia also has the best goalkeeper in Belgium. On Monday night Lovre Kalinić was named Best Goal Keeper in the Belgium league for the 2016/17 season. What makes the award even more impressive is Kalinić only played...

[PHOTO] Mateo Kovačić Meets Shaquille O’Neal

Croatian footballer Mateo Kovačić had the opportunity to meet one of his idols in Los Angeles last night. Kovačić, who is currently in the US on tour with Real Madrid, met NBA basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal. The Croatian representative took the opportunity to have a photo with the 4-time NBA champion. @shaq ? A post...