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VIDEO: Ivica Zubac teaches his LA Clippers teammates some Croatian

Ivica Zubac (Screenshot)

LA Clippers star Ivica Zubac has introduced some of his teammates to some Croatian ahead of their upcoming Croatian Heritage Night. 

The Los Angeles-based club will present Croatian Heritage Night during their clash with Utah Jazz on December 28, 2019 at the Staples Center and to get into the mood, Zubac has asked some of his teammates to invite the Croatian community in his mother tongue (video below). 

As part of the entertainment on the night, the St. Anthony Kolo Club ‘Croatia’ from Los Angeles will perform. After the match, Zubac will be doing a Q&A.

There will be an added Croatian connection on the night with the Utah Jazz featuring one of Croatia’s best players, Bojan Bogdanovic. In July this year, Bogdanovic signed a 4 year, $73 million contract with the Utah Jazz, making him the all-time highest-paid Croatian athlete.

Tickets for the match include a commemorative Croatian Heritage Night t-shirt, access to pre-game warmups, and group name welcomed on the video board. Those who purchase tickets through this specific Croatian Night link: https://www.nba.com/clippers/specialevents/croatianheritage and use promo code: CROATIAN will have access to the Q&A with Zubac. 

(Photo: St. Anthony Kolo Club ‘Croatia’ from Los Angeles)

The first ever Croatian Heritage Night took place in January this year and was a huge success with hundreds of Croatians turning up to Madison Square Garden for the NBA clash between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. The night featured Klapa Astoria singing the American national anthem in the traditional Croatian klapa style. At half-time in the match, a performance of the traditional dance ‘Linđo’ took place. 

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