The late, great Dražen Petrović passed away 27 years ago, today, in a freak German car accident. He left us all too soon and likely never hit his prime in the NBA. Many NBA stars – including Reggie Miller – said Petrović is still to this day the best shooter in NBA history. He brought an intensity and focus to the game that rivaled legends like Michael Jordan. He came to the United States without fear.
We will never know what Petro could have done for the Nets or for the Croatian basketball team after their 1992 silver medal finish. A true legend among legends who left us too soon – at the age of 28.