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He Was WARNED Not to Talk Trash...But Didn't Listen!

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  • Hrvoje Odak
    Hrvoje Odak 9 bulan yang lalu +3074

    I have a personal story to share with Drazen. I was a young prospect back then, played in junior team of Cibona Croatian champion, where Drazen used to play. After a summer practice, our couch says: ok guys, you're shooting 3s and the one who wins, stays at an additional practise. We were like, wtf? But I won anyway, I was really good back then. Next thing I know, Drazen walks onto the court, introduces himself and we spent 2 hours in practice. Everything he did, I had to do to. 25 free throws Drazen, 25 free throws me, with Drazen passing me the ball. It was unreal. Oh, and did I mention this was when he was already a huge Nets star and he was in Zagreb on "vacation". Every day he spent in practise. That's how motivated he was. Thanks for this video @Cosgrove, made me cry.
    Edit: wow guys, I did not expect this... I'm really glad you liked the story . Thanks for all the love

    • bl8ck plug
      bl8ck plug 7 hari yang lalu

      this didnt happen. nice story though bro

    • Draženko Čičković
      Draženko Čičković 18 hari yang lalu

      @vladimir curkoski koga briga za jugu,za Hrvatsku su ameri culi,za jugu ne.I Cibona je uvijek bila u HR svidjalo se to tebi ili ne.Pozz iz Zagreba,Ciboninog doma.

    • Raf Soto
      Raf Soto 27 hari yang lalu

      Awesome story!

    • _
      _ Bulan Yang lalu

      all the best euro players are from Serbia

    • Scott
      Scott Bulan Yang lalu

      What a great memory to have. Thank you for sharing!

  • Stan Salazar
    Stan Salazar 6 bulan yang lalu +293

    Damn, I hadn’t heard of him and am not much of a basketball enthusiast but this was an exciting reel! Then it hit me like a ton of bricks when it was revealed that his life was cut short in an accident. Totally knocked the wind out of my sails. RIP Drazen.

    • Johnny
      Johnny 14 hari yang lalu

      Cars man not even once. I have had many friends, exgirlfriends who have lost someone to a vehicle related accident. I was also involved in a serious accident where everyone survived miraculously.

    • Maraming Alam Channel
      Maraming Alam Channel Bulan Yang lalu

      Because he's not American no hype for the media.

    • S Susperreguy
      S Susperreguy Bulan Yang lalu +1

      If you have not heard about Drazen you do not know anything about basketball

      NICK SHARMA Bulan Yang lalu +1

      yeah, did not expect that at all. damn

    • hapwn
      hapwn Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Not a fan, but I remember the name.

  • James Page
    James Page 4 bulan yang lalu +203

    I remember Petrovic clearly. I was 17 when he passed away. Living in NJ and going to Nets games Drazen was 1 of the only stars on the team. He gave real hope to us winning. He was an actual Star and he shined blindingly bright if only for a short time. Cant forget a guy like that. RIP Drazen.

    • sublime42087
      sublime42087 Bulan Yang lalu

      If only you were there to give your brain dead analogy he'd still be alive.

    • Goober Picker
      Goober Picker Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Rusted Root So jealous!

    • Rusted Root
      Rusted Root Bulan Yang lalu

      @Goober Picker Saw them twice in Concert.

    • Goober Picker
      Goober Picker Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Rusted Root Rusted Root kicks ass.

    • 1Matic Movie Clips
      1Matic Movie Clips Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Equinox Shadow Dame you went in but a seat belt could have saved him. FACTS bro.

  • Robert DeMartin
    Robert DeMartin 2 bulan yang lalu +7

    He had an apartment in Hackensack, NJ, during the season and I often had breakfast with him at a local diner. He would always sit at a table away from any TV set because there was a terrible war going on in his Country and he couldn't bear to watch. He was a wonderful man, soft spoken and respectful.
    After the tragedy in Germany all basketball fans and in particular NJ Nets fans were in shock and, to this day, I still think of him once in a while. He was a great, great player.
    There was a day when a mass was held in NYC at the Croatian Catholic Church so that fans, fellow teammates and NBA dignitaries could pay their respects. I was fortunate to be at the mass and it was a very stirring moment. Drazen's mother said his favorite piece of music was 'Ave Maria' and a woman sang it beautifully at the mass and believe me when I tell you, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. For the rest of my life whenever I hear that beautiful song I will always think of that woman singing it at the mass in his honor.

  • innertubez
    innertubez Bulan Yang lalu +31

    It's a shame I didn't know about Drazen Petrovic until he died. Thanks for this video laying out this historical tribute to his talent, his fighting spirit, and the Euro legacy he brought to the NBA.

  • SpiritEssence
    SpiritEssence 2 tahun yang lalu +5421

    Died young, but still managed to immortalize himself into the basketball history. That deserves respect.

    • freedomprophet
      freedomprophet 20 hari yang lalu

      @Josh M oh he did a lot. Enough to get in hof. Just the fact that becouse of him you have Dončić, Antetonkoumpo, Jokić and others is more than enough.

      EMEKA EZEOKOLI Bulan Yang lalu +1

      You missed his point, he meant "bad" as in VERY GOOD, just like Mike Tyson was called the "baddest man on the planet"!
      So you wouldn't have missed the joke if you had been a true sports [or basketball] enthusiast. 'nuff said.

    • Lisa Kane
      Lisa Kane Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Paul Harris I found you again

    • Jay Best
      Jay Best Bulan Yang lalu

      little mermaid

    • czierwo
      czierwo 5 bulan yang lalu

      @WhiteRabbit interesting twist! Anything else to enlighten my day? 😄

  • stevealaska73
    stevealaska73 5 bulan yang lalu +29

    May Drazen Petrovic never be forgotten. What a legend he was. Another one taken too soon.

  • Derpy Turtle
    Derpy Turtle 5 bulan yang lalu +65

    Dude was a Savant, WELL AND TRUELY ahead of his time, We see what guards were doing in 2018-2019, splitting doubles, running around screens to get open threes, being one of the toughest to guard at the rim, and applied it in an era known as the Big Man era. You can’t take anything away from him.

    • Derpy Turtle
      Derpy Turtle Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @#DontFeedTheTroll theres a few different meanings of the word savant, but I’m saying he was mentally and intellectually amazing at basketball. Doing things back then that we were only starting to see at high levels of basketball about 15 years later.

    • #DontFeedTheTroll
      #DontFeedTheTroll Bulan Yang lalu


    • Doodoo Swaggy
      Doodoo Swaggy Bulan Yang lalu


  • pdxtim97209
    pdxtim97209 5 bulan yang lalu +7

    As a native Portlander, I am ashamed at how poorly we treated Drazen. May God forgive us!

  • Crónicas desde la cripta
    Crónicas desde la cripta 2 bulan yang lalu +29

    A completely wonderful player, incredible shooter. He played in Spain, Real Madrid team. Same as Fernando Martin, they both died in car accidents and we were very sad for it. Petrovic was practically unstoppable in the basketball court.

  • XhopFPS
    XhopFPS 2 tahun yang lalu +569

    He played basketball for the thrill of the game and to face strong people. Nothing but respect for this man

    • Lourdes Ortiz
      Lourdes Ortiz Tahun Yang lalu +1

      @marlo219 219GI How the fuck does LeBron get mentioned here... STOP HATING

    • Agent Zeeda
      Agent Zeeda Tahun Yang lalu +5

      lol he was the goku of basketball

    • marlo219 219GI
      marlo219 219GI Tahun Yang lalu +1

      He’s better than lequeen if u ask me

    • Elvir Hurem
      Elvir Hurem 2 tahun yang lalu +14

      True example of sportsmen

  • Chris Lemery
    Chris Lemery 5 bulan yang lalu +22

    I'm not even a basketball fan and I enjoyed this video immensely. It's fascinating to see 2 people so skilled and so competitive to one another that it left us all spellbound. Rest in peace Drazen.

  • Jesus M Chavez
    Jesus M Chavez 5 bulan yang lalu +54

    Loved Drazen's game. He was a part of what got me seriously playing hard even when the odds where against our team

    • Tay Daley
      Tay Daley 20 hari yang lalu

      He’s got that underdog energy that I love. I’m an underdog in music and always was in sports too. I played basketball and soccer. Have always been good at that and music but no one gives me the chance. That’s why I love guys like him who are also so clearly talented and hardworking but people overlook. Never give up! I’m so glad you got to watch him play over there. If he hadn’t died so soon I would have definitely known him more as I was an avid NBA fan in the 90s. Grew up in Portland. RIP Drazen

    • 25mfd
      25mfd Bulan Yang lalu

      the BEST comment on here

  • Kash
    Kash 7 bulan yang lalu +83

    Growing up in Chicago I was a huge NBA fan going back to before Jordan played in the NBA. I got to see Jordan play live and also watched every game on tv. I watched those games that Drazen played against the Bulls and Jordan plus any other games Drazen played in that were broadcast nationally. He was a true superstar and not only the best European player I have ever seen but, simply one of the best NBA players I have ever watched. At the end of the season before he died I remember thinking, wow wait till next year, he will be a marquee player. It’s such a shame that he lost his life so young. The NBA not only lost a great player but a great ambassador to the game. The only other players that I have seen play with the same heart and determination were Jordan and Larry Bird and Kobe. What a huge loss, Rest In Peace.

    • Javigar13
      Javigar13 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      That was a really nice take, totally agree. Good taste in basketball

    • m salih
      m salih Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Petro for 3? Yes!

  • gillian67ec
    gillian67ec 2 bulan yang lalu +5

    Drazen! ...I hated him for what he did to Italian teams he played against, but, when he died I cried like I had lost one of my family. We miss you!

  • Jon Q
    Jon Q Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Much respect to Drazen : He was a true legend who should be credited more for his basketball gifts..

  • Tomislav Duić
    Tomislav Duić 2 bulan yang lalu +24

    Having watched all his career and having been on his funeral, I can only thank you for this video and a great memory of one-of-a-kind human being.

  • Alejandro Macias
    Alejandro Macias 8 bulan yang lalu +58

    As a 90's kid. I remember some of those iconic clips. All I want to say is from my heart I thank you for making these videos. You made my day and I have mad respect for your work.

  • Javigar13
    Javigar13 Bulan Yang lalu +5

    Young kids, you dont know how good Drazen was, of you did you would not ever say the words "best shooter ever" on anybody else without thinking. A pleasure to watch him play, true great

  • Elias Weslati
    Elias Weslati 2 tahun yang lalu +4605

    When Reggie Miller says you're the best shooter he's ever played against you know this guy is no joke

    • T-Love
      T-Love 24 hari yang lalu

      @Alf Jones miller stated facts. there are decent players out there, but none of them are on his level. cut comment, however.

    • Yogi WonKenobi
      Yogi WonKenobi 8 bulan yang lalu +1

      Absolutely 💯

    • luimack 620
      luimack 620 8 bulan yang lalu

      I never new about this dude, but now I do. Thank you

    • Apro8lem
      Apro8lem 9 bulan yang lalu


      DONALD KING DOUMA OFFICIEL TV 9 bulan yang lalu


  • jesus tamez
    jesus tamez 5 bulan yang lalu +10

    Man this video dang near me got me in tears. Dont ever let anyone convince you cant do something no matter how impossible the goal is.

  • Dominic Eugenio
    Dominic Eugenio Bulan Yang lalu +7

    One of my favorite all time players of all time I would watch the nets just to see him shoot pure magic .the will he had to win was impeccable. So sad he tragically died on June 7 1993 he was one of the best and would have been even better .you are still missed draz.but never forgotten can't believe it's almost 30 years you left us R I P brother I hope to meet you on the other side

  • Andrej Zavadlav
    Andrej Zavadlav Bulan Yang lalu +2

    A legend, that left us way too quicly. Remember the day of the accident, still getting tears in my eyes whren remembering it. With his brother Aci, that was a splendid 3 point shootet, they formed a team we ex Yu basketball lovers won't ever forget. Also privately a man of honous and respect. Rip

  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson 8 bulan yang lalu +16

    RIP Drazen. Many my age don’t get to hear about you. Hopefully many more hear about your story

  • J Alvarez
    J Alvarez 2 tahun yang lalu +453

    I was a 21 year old Nets fan in 93 when my best friend called to tell me that Drazen had died in that car crash in Germany ..I cried like a little kid, like all Nets fans, I was devastated..Went to his Jersey's retirement game against the Pacers at the start of the season with a girl I had just started dating and I cried through the entireme ceremony. My favorite Net ever...rest in peace Drazen.. Pucaj Tricu!

      SINAN SAKIC 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Rich Panini How old are u?

    • Dakar Crew 2 -
      Dakar Crew 2 - 4 bulan yang lalu +6

      @Droptop RARII Obviously you don't know the facts about Drazen's death. It wasn't him who was driving, it was his girlfriend. He slept in the right seat because he was tired after the game he played for the Croatian national team. The driver of the truck that caused the accident turned in a semicircle on the highway over 4 lanes. It is strictly forbidden and unexpected for someone to do such idiocy on the highway. Due to the rain, the road was wet and visibility was poor. The tragedy is not the result of Drazen's mistake. If you die in a plane crash as a passenger, it's not your fault that the plane crashed. I had the honor of meeting him and once playing street basketball with him in his hometown of Šibenik when he was already a famous and best player in Europe. Croatia still cries for him every year on June 7 when we remember him.
      RIP Drazen

    • Droptop RARII
      Droptop RARII 2 tahun yang lalu +4

      That shit just seems fishy to me🤔 if he was that aware on the court I just don’t see him dying all of sudden🙄they knew he was gon taint Jordan’s legacy, so they made it seem like a accident.....and can’t nobody tell me differently🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Montañero Paisa
      Montañero Paisa 2 tahun yang lalu +5

      Pucaj tricu!! Bravo dude! Drazen najveci ikad

    • Matija Ciprijanovic
      Matija Ciprijanovic 2 tahun yang lalu +3

      Pucaj Tricu!!!

  • Original Mindset
    Original Mindset 8 bulan yang lalu +35

    It HURT 😞 me so bad, when Petrovic died in that unfortunate and fatal car accident. A LEGEND in his own time, and a DEVASTATING blow to the NJ Nets. RIP my dear friend. #BrickCity

    • Ephraim Akoto
      Ephraim Akoto 3 bulan yang lalu

      Brookyln is a Cursed franchise, no one will win a championship there .

    • Frodo Frodovic
      Frodo Frodovic 5 bulan yang lalu +4

      It is nice to read that so many US Americans loved him. Thank you Bro. Greetings from croatia

  • Terrell Rea
    Terrell Rea Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I had the honor of meeting him at basketball camp when I was young and you could just see that he had the Charisma and the talent and the heart for being a great basketball player and it was it was a tragic of losing him at such a young age and there won't be anybody like him again you know but he sure to give Michael a good tough battle

  • Concrete Jungle
    Concrete Jungle 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    I remember watching this guy play in the NBA back then and remember saying to myself... This guy is fearless 🔥🔥🔥

  • The Watchmen
    The Watchmen 5 bulan yang lalu +4

    I remember watching him play. I was an amazing shooter! The guy never missed. He was practically automatic. I was so crushed hearing of his accident bc i knew we missed out in watching a great player entertain us RIP

  • Jay Chill
    Jay Chill 9 bulan yang lalu +382

    Rest on, Drazen. Appreciate what he contributed to the sport and to people who face challenges in any way❤️💯🙏🏾

  • Patrick Pope
    Patrick Pope 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    This was great, I followed Drazen Petrovich career and a heck of a ball player, jumpers out of nowhere and baseline moves, if he was on a more talented team he would have won multiple championships, yes he was that good and still very great in Heaven.

  • # Guiltless
    # Guiltless 6 bulan yang lalu +21

    Such a shame to lose such an immense talent and great human being..RIP Drazen 🙏🏻

  • Patrick McClure
    Patrick McClure Bulan Yang lalu +1

    What a very talented young player, such a shame his career ended in this way. A Great NBA legend.

  • David Stith
    David Stith 3 bulan yang lalu +4

    Rest in peace, Drazen. He was a great player. I remember him.🙏

  • Jeremy M. Thompson
    Jeremy M. Thompson 2 tahun yang lalu +720

    I was a 15-years-old growing up in a Chicago suburb when Petro died. I'll never forget the immense sadness that I felt. Petro was fearless and obliterated the myth that Euro players were soft and couldn't play in the NBA. He will always be a legend!

    • vjeran vlahovic
      vjeran vlahovic Bulan Yang lalu

      @MrMJmusicLover yes he is god of basketball

    • MrMJmusicLover
      MrMJmusicLover Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @vjeran vlahovic An idol is something you worship. Is he your God? 🤔

    • gavriil nick
      gavriil nick Bulan Yang lalu

      @Guillaume ROY THEY PROBABLY DESERVED IT......😃

    • Ostentatious Savant
      Ostentatious Savant 5 bulan yang lalu +2

      Now the NBA is soft as butter so Euros can completely dominate.

    • Marko Brnadic
      Marko Brnadic 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Gianna Stavros dominant Player but His FT are awful.

  • Random Indiana Guy
    Random Indiana Guy Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I remember getting a Petrovic 1992-1993 Topps Gold Card when I was 12 and was super excited about it haha. Seems like 50 lifetimes ago. But he was an absolute sniper with the basketball. Dude could put your lights out all day with long / short-range jumpers.

  • BlkDiesel
    BlkDiesel 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    R.I.Power Drazen...he played with no fear. He was simple one of the best European players I ever saw play in the NBA. And, his duels against MJ bought the best out of MJ because he used to get under MJ's skin like Dumars and Mitch Richmond. I don't know if he ever said it publicly but you could see MJ has MASSIVE RESPECT for Drazen. He reminded me of a younger Oscar Schmidt from Brazil...extremely talented, in elite condition and fearless on the court. Again, R.I.Power Drazen.

  • Saif Rahman
    Saif Rahman Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Drazen was such a baller. I teared up at the end. Gone too soon

  • jeremiah johnson
    jeremiah johnson Bulan Yang lalu

    I remember him well on the Blazers, I live in Portland and followed the team at the time, it was a difficult situation for him because the Blazers already had Clyde Drexler as the starting SG, and next to Jordan he was the top SG in the NBA at the time. Petrovic could clearly play but he wasn't going to get significant PT on the same team as Clyde the Glide. I was happy for him when he went to NJ and got some real playing time, then proved he was for real in the NBA. The car accident was a shock, he was so young and still had years ahead of him in the NBA. A shame.

  • 4 Gbr Split.
    4 Gbr Split. 2 tahun yang lalu +1156

    I'm from his home town of Šibenik, Croatia. And i remember him very well. He was 3 years older than me. And was a national hero already with 18 years. He was a magnet for people,and for girls. He had a beautiful contagious smile, and wonderful curly hair...But he never spent the nights with the girls outside, never drink or whatever young people of his age doing...All he was interested about was basketball. He used to come at 6 in the morning, every morning, before school, put the chairs all over the floor and dribble through them for 2 hours....And shooting from all directions practicing fast release. Then the cleaners would come and at the 8 he would be in his clasroom. And afternoon he would come again and stay on th floor untill midnight. He was just MAD basketball addict. Very polite nice and humble guy outside, but cold stone killer on the floor. Drazen outside, and in the floor, was two completly different persons. He didn't respect even his own brother. Once he had a free throws against his brother team Cibona, in the game that means NOTHING to Dražen, but means EVERYTHING to his brother team. I don't remember what the game was for, but it was important European championship play off game. He was a player of Real Madrid then. It was few last seconds of the game. And Dražen on the free throw line.He was begging Dražen to miss the throws, saying, please, let us pass this, this game means nothing to you. You are already a champions...but we desperately need this game.He was mentioning some big money award too, if they win the game.Dražen was just look at him, gave him one ironic smile and cold as a stone put both throws inside. He just couldn't imagine to loose the game. His brother didn't wanna speak to him for months after that game.

    • T-Love
      T-Love 24 hari yang lalu

      you could mention that his brother’s name is aleksandar »aco«

    • Orestis Palampougioukis
      Orestis Palampougioukis Bulan Yang lalu

      That’s not lack of respect for his brother. His brother should not even ask him to throw the game.

    • niksonitis
      niksonitis 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      @vjeran vlahovic He did won! In the final night he was shooting free throws in the last second and scored for victory after scoring 40 points that game! Next day there was political attempt to take title to Bosnia but the gold medal stayed in small city of Sibenik and Drazen became a living legend.

    • Putin will hang in the middle of Kremlin
      Putin will hang in the middle of Kremlin 3 bulan yang lalu

      @meniosgomenios ..... for your information ,that Frankenstein country doesn't exist for over 30 years 🤦🏻‍♂️‼️

    • Putin will hang in the middle of Kremlin
      Putin will hang in the middle of Kremlin 3 bulan yang lalu

      @B B ......🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜

  • Kabamaru Iga No
    Kabamaru Iga No Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Croatia had an amazing team, but imagine playing against united Yugoslavia. I remember our Greek team playing against them and Drazen was a nightmare although still young. Definitely one of the best European players of all time.

      NENAD MORDŽIN 13 hari yang lalu

      Believe me Galis was also for Yugoslavia especially in EC in Greece 1987 and you even stop our revenge for the lost against USSR in Seoul in 1989 when was our home court for the EC.

  • Clint Adams
    Clint Adams Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Such a great talent he was fearless on that court definitely help usher in the European wave of players...Godbless Drazen.

  • ThABaTToSai
    ThABaTToSai Bulan Yang lalu +11

    Damn Drazen, you went at the GOAT like you belonged on his level and you held your own every time. RIP

    • T-Love
      T-Love 24 hari yang lalu

      @CAM MAC there are no gods, just humans.

    • CAM MAC
      CAM MAC Bulan Yang lalu

      But theres this factor that separates the likes of gods mj, wilt, kaj from greats such as drazen. Theres also powerscaling in nba lol

    • gavriil nick
      gavriil nick Bulan Yang lalu +9


  • Tuco
    Tuco 7 bulan yang lalu +17

    Petrovic should have been part of the NBA 75, I know his career was cut short, but his legacy still lives on, he opened the path for international players in the NBA.

  • Ivan Camaro
    Ivan Camaro 2 tahun yang lalu +399

    I had the honor of knowing him personally as a kid, he was our hero. And really great and simple guy. You are truly missed Dražen.

    • ToolieTrips
      ToolieTrips 9 bulan yang lalu


    • Ivan Camaro
      Ivan Camaro 11 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Dion St. Michael if you knew,you would be funny.

    • Dion St. Michael
      Dion St. Michael 11 bulan yang lalu

      @Ivan Camaro What’s a funny stick?

    • Ivan Camaro
      Ivan Camaro 11 bulan yang lalu

      @Dion St. Michael ,you wouldn't know humor if someone beat you to death with a funny stick.

    • Dion St. Michael
      Dion St. Michael 11 bulan yang lalu

      He said YOU were simple TOO! Lol! What a coincidence, huh? :)

  • Jaheim Ré
    Jaheim Ré 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Yeah Drazen could ball. I still remember how shocking it was hearing about the accident. He was just becoming known in the NBA.

  • Jonathan Vargas
    Jonathan Vargas 5 bulan yang lalu +3

    This kid was special and confident. You can tell he would have been one of the best.

  • lward528
    lward528 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    I'm glad I actually got to watch him play. He was definitely an all-time shooter that does not get his just due.

  • AdamMS1384
    AdamMS1384 5 bulan yang lalu +2

    Forgot about how damn good Petrovic was. He’s always left out of the conversation when it comes to over seas greats.

  • Matt Delaney
    Matt Delaney 2 tahun yang lalu +379

    Petro was unreal....I consider myself lucky to have seen so many of his games while he was on the Nets. Just a special player.

    • SeniorRonson
      SeniorRonson 11 bulan yang lalu

      As a Blazer fan I was sorry to see him go, he was killing everyone in practice it was just a matter of time

    • Sppecials
      Sppecials Tahun Yang lalu

      @Ivan N @ back then I thought it was a top basketball, now I know it was just a second hand level basketball compared to nba.

    • Ivan N
      Ivan N Tahun Yang lalu +4

      @david carrasquilla Just look up on youtube for games when he played for Cibona Zagreb 85/86, they were european champions back then, it was magical.

    • Guy Guy
      Guy Guy Tahun Yang lalu +3

      @Sion thefool true but 100 points is 100 points and he scored 112

    • Sion thefool
      Sion thefool Tahun Yang lalu +2

      @Guy Guy 100% true but the level of competition also plays a role.

  • Host
    Host 7 bulan yang lalu +1

    Wow thank you for sharing this great video. Drazen is an absolute legend I didn't even know about him, not that I know much about bball but not heard of him nevertheless. He should have been portrayed better for commoners like me to have appreciated him. Legends always live on. Grrrr

  • Fred Tapalo
    Fred Tapalo 8 bulan yang lalu +3

    He was a legend, and had team power, May his soul rest in peace

  • Jose Rivera
    Jose Rivera 2 bulan yang lalu +3

    Great video, Petrovic was a true legend and repped hard for European players until the end, rest in power to that brother!

  • Jason Christen
    Jason Christen 2 hari yang lalu

    Growing up in NJ and going to Nets games, I quickly became a Drazen fan. I remember this 1 game he scored every OT point in a Nets win and on the way out I purchased his jersey...the 1st one I ever owned. I'll never forget listening to the radio while laying in bed and hearing the news of his death when I was 15. Never thought you could be emotionally connected to someone you've never met, but I cried my eyes out that day. You were one of the best basketball players I've ever seen Drazen and I love you for playing hard and never taking it for granted. Thanks for the memories 😢 ❤️

  • buffalopatriot
    buffalopatriot 2 tahun yang lalu +185

    I was living in New York when Petrovic was balling. He was no joke and did a lot for New York basketball. It was a real shocker when he died. He definitely represented European basketball and got it noticed. Rest in Peace Drazen.

    • Sel Sam
      Sel Sam Tahun Yang lalu +3

      The Knicks had a hard time with the trio from the Nets . Coleman, Anderson, and Petrovich were fire. And I was a huge Knicks fan but you couldn't front on them under Chuck Daly.

  • VintageE Reacts
    VintageE Reacts 3 bulan yang lalu +2

    Wow!! I will forever remember this guy!! What a legend !!

  • Arcade Music Tribute
    Arcade Music Tribute 17 hari yang lalu +2

    Dražen Petrovič was probably the best European Basketball player of all time. I can not stress enough how good this guy was. He was a basketball giant! So sad he passed so soon. What a legend! I'm from Slovenia and we have Luka Dončič now who's walking in his steps but when Dražen was playing with Cibona [his team from Croatia] in the 80s, I watched all their games in the Euro League. They had great duels and legendary finals against Žalgiris and their Sabonis from Lithuania. Sabonis also went to NBA. That was some peak Euro basket at that time. I think at that time Euro basket differed in style more from the U.S. than it does today in a sense that it was harder for Euro players to adapt, but Dražen was all about taking challenges. He was so good! Btw - Croatia in 1992 also had Kukoc and Radja. I think Radja also played in the NBA. Their team back then was certainly #2 in the World at that time. It was no coincidence they ended up in the final, but the dream Team back then was on another level - they should've just went play some intergalactic matches against some Alien basketball team because they were just too strong for anyone here at that time :D :D

  • branded72
    branded72 6 bulan yang lalu +3

    Awe c’mon dude!! I thought I was over it. Thought I’d moved past all the players the Blazers have completely shackled to the bench, just to be traded to put up big numbers for other teams.
    Look, I don’t mean to hijack the message here. This is a tragedy. It’s just really hard for Portland fans, seeing yet another player who was so mismanaged that it’s damned near criminal. No I don’t mean that literally…or do I? I don’t even fukn know at this point.

    • Jac M
      Jac M Bulan Yang lalu

      totally agree; i look back at the careers of some awesome players who spent yrs in bench, did so much disservice to everyone. steve nash was another one who only got so little playing time in his first few yrs in nba.

  • Billy O
    Billy O 8 bulan yang lalu +7

    RIP Drazen. Fantastic player, loved to see him lighting up the bulls and Jordan.

    • Ben Hibma
      Ben Hibma Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Bulls fan 46 years. Drazen was different. In a time when the fear of Jordan was growing. Drazen never backed down and welcomed the challenge. People were scared of Jordan’s shadow back then. Petro was an animal out there. One of my all time favorites

  • Michael Cheng
    Michael Cheng 9 bulan yang lalu +360

    Respect 🔥 The fact that Petrovic came up against Jordan with all he’s got just shows how confident and capable he was and how much he loved the game. Challenging the GOAT and not backing down warrior style, always giving the game his best, pioneering European basketball, mad respect right there. R.I.P. legend 🙏🏻

    • T-Love
      T-Love 24 hari yang lalu

      why would he back down when he was the goat himself? he just played with weaker team mates, that’s all.

    • Ricky Spanish
      Ricky Spanish 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Cabell Perry Wow Jordan cult members are so thin skinned that giving someone else praises is seen as an insult to their god. Like MJ is the only player that warrants praise and adoration. Like everyone should just bow down to Jordan because its blasphemous to do otherwise. Yeah, dont forget your jordan brand product quota this year to support his airness' lavish lifestyle or your loyalty and current membership in the Church of Mike will be in question.

    • Ricky Spanish
      Ricky Spanish 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Joe Lazarus Every player in the NBA is supposed to produce cause youre in the premier league, but do they all produce? In every performance based job, recognition is warranted. You're not talking about toll booth attendants.

    • Joe Lazarus
      Joe Lazarus 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      So we're congratulating Petrovic for doing what he's SUPPOSED TO DO?? lol
      Pro basketball standards has gone down in this era.

    • Ben Moore
      Ben Moore 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      Yeah, he was able to have some success against Jordan. The narrative that he was a threat of any kind to Jordan is preposterous. If MJ played at 100% and Drazen played at 100%, Jordan would win every time.

  • ria
    ria 7 bulan yang lalu +3

    Didn’t know much at all about Drazen! Thanks for the video. Such a special and fearless player.

  • Johnsshow Mauri
    Johnsshow Mauri 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    When he died it was a gut punch to the league. A lot of players, and coaches like Chuck Daly, really liked and respected this guy.

  • Johnny Longshlong
    Johnny Longshlong 15 hari yang lalu +1

    I was addicted to Basketball at this time. I would never miss a Bulls game. I used to take days off school "sick" just to watch a replay if I missed the game that night. I have to be honest, I can barely remember Drazen. However, this video shows he was loved and respected. RIP.

  • Lorens Kresic
    Lorens Kresic 11 hari yang lalu +1

    RIP Drazan Petrovic. You were the greatest for me.

  • Martina
    Martina 2 tahun yang lalu +507

    As a Croatian myself I can say that back when he was a kid he didn’t have the conditions to play bc the country was poor and after his basketball training he would break into the gym and train ALONE for 4 hours every day. This man loved basketball soo much and since he died no one in Croatia, imo, even in Europe was born ,to this day,with such love and will for basketball. Rest in peace legend❤️🏀🇭🇷

    • alex mood
      alex mood 9 bulan yang lalu +2

      @Vasko Kuzmanov it’s difficult to compare today’s generation of European players to Petrovic. In terms of talent at young age the only one coming close is probably Doncic. But I remember seeing footage of Petro dominating the Yugoslav championship aged 17. He was playing against top European players and at 17 he made them look like amateurs. The difference was far greater than when Doncic played in Spain in his teens.
      I’m not sentimental and I never liked Petro as a person but as a player he was the greatest international player of all times.

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    • tigermilk
      tigermilk 9 bulan yang lalu

      All you need for basketball is a ball and a hoop. Plenty of all stars honed their skill on blacktops...it's not a prohibitively expensive sport to learn or play what does being poor have to do with anything?

      PANTELIS IOANNOU 2 tahun yang lalu

      @Danilo Blandon ur a muppet

    • İdris Kürşat Ateşci
      İdris Kürşat Ateşci 2 tahun yang lalu

      @packerpf they are physical freaks. And they did not compete against MJ

  • Kozel B
    Kozel B 8 bulan yang lalu

    Drazen was amazing people who played against him have so much respect for him but he doesn’t get much credit from fans unfortunately

  • Elron Humpperdink
    Elron Humpperdink 8 bulan yang lalu +1

    The “you ain’t all that” and “you can’t stop me” back and forth is like that masculine trash talk that you just can’t help and actually ramps up the energy of the game. No throwing fists or chairs, just “you’ll regret those words” and then have a dunk or a three pointer to back it up.

  • RealestGamerAlive
    RealestGamerAlive Bulan Yang lalu

    Man... I never had even heard of Drazen. I was both in 87 and I watched almost every minute of the 95-98 seasons and the 01-03 after he came back, but only saw footage of the super oldschool Jordan. But it's crazy to think there was a guy who was like Jordan kryptonite. Him being about the same age as MJ, just imagine if he went to America at like, 20 and played an entire career there. Or had he not died, imagine him being with those nets teams in the late 90s and early 2000s, he woulda been mid 30s and late 30s during those seasons but, unless injured, likely still would have been a threat on the court for those teams.

  • Manny P
    Manny P 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    A life ( and a stellar sportsman ) taken too soon. What a player.

  • Scrappy Spider
    Scrappy Spider Tahun Yang lalu +823

    One of the most underrated players in NBA history. RIP D. Petrovic, NBA really misses players like you

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    • Order 66
      Order 66 9 bulan yang lalu

      @Ben Simmons’ Shooting Sleeve Agree wit everything you said 💯% man. Absolutely. 👍🏽

    • Ben Simmons’ Shooting Sleeve
      Ben Simmons’ Shooting Sleeve 9 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Order 66 I’d take Petro over Dirk, Sabonis and Luka based off of what he showcased in the NBA. No doubt Arvydis was a great basketball player, but he never got to showcase a lot of his talent to people who follow NBA basketball. I understand defending Arvydis because he was such a weapon overseas in his prime, but he isn’t even in the discussion with Dirk, Petro and Luka. Dirk is a legend and I feel he never gets the respect he deserves amongst competitive power forwards/centers however he was a one trick pony. Petro was just on another level at basketball, superior to Arvydis and Dirk entirely and Luka is the only one who appears to have similar abilities.

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      Taaj Barnett 9 bulan yang lalu


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      Jerome Ashley 9 bulan yang lalu


  • Marquita Freeman
    Marquita Freeman 8 bulan yang lalu

    Oh wow what a phenomenal player. I was saying to myself why hadn't I ever heard of him...but I was only a little kid (6)when he started in the NBA and tragically he died before I got into basketball. Still glad I got a glimpse into his career. TFS

  • Hey Beaches
    Hey Beaches 5 bulan yang lalu +2

    You have to respect :55 didn’t even know the ball was coming and still drained it quick

  • Iloyd Martinez
    Iloyd Martinez Bulan Yang lalu

    Drazen was awesome. When Dirk came into the league and started to find success, the first thing I thought of was, the second coming of Drazen.

  • The Life and World of Seanny Jr.

    As a NJ native who also respected MJ watching him play as I grew up (and after Petrovic passed away,) that was an amazing video and I had no idea the competition between them was so fierce

  • Matt Sims
    Matt Sims 11 bulan yang lalu +854

    Drazen was a beast! Imagine the mental toughness you needed to have to go tit for tat with MJ and not break. Now, imagine facing MJ with the Dream Team and still thinking "we have a chance, boys!" and he played like it. Guy was fearless AF!

    • monolith geometry
      monolith geometry Bulan Yang lalu

      @Ethan Weeter This room ain't gonna get what you're saying bro.its hopeless but yeah, your e right. For a shooter any contact puts u slightly off balance ,and just the possibility of someone hitting you is always in the back of your mind as a shooter. They used to say "Don't settle for jumpshot ". That's b4 the cupcake era

    • Jo Jo
      Jo Jo Bulan Yang lalu

      @of the One wtf! Nutjobs with their conspiracies. Foh!

    • Ethan Weeter
      Ethan Weeter 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      And that is when hand checking was legal. Now Curry can shoot and not worry about getting touched.

    • of the One
      of the One 7 bulan yang lalu

      That's why they killed Drazen. It was an assassination

    • Huskie Huskerson
      Huskie Huskerson 7 bulan yang lalu

      I mean it's a game, why wouldn't a player play against MJ or literally any player when that's literally his job

  • Bangpaulxu
    Bangpaulxu 7 bulan yang lalu +5

    I come back every month just to rewatch this! Cosgrove never disappoints !!!!💯💯💯

  • Zhubo Tang
    Zhubo Tang 18 hari yang lalu

    A real gem of a video. I never knew how good he was. Until now, he had no fear.

  • Troy Allen
    Troy Allen 3 bulan yang lalu

    So sad to lose such an amazing talent at such an early agearly age I never knew until this day I don't follow basketball but who doesn't know Michael Jordan and Petrovitch now rings a bell and my head everyday from this day forward

  • Juan Manuel Fuentes
    Juan Manuel Fuentes 2 bulan yang lalu +6

    I remember him playing for Real Madrid ( Spain ). Oh my god, he was unstoppable. The other team tried to manage and back up each other so he would'nt have an opportunity to shoot...imposible. Just a fraction of second, a milimiter and Drazen got the opportunity. It was a nightmare for the opponents. Personally I thinnk he is the best European player ever.

  • brown55061
    brown55061 2 tahun yang lalu +467

    Imagine if Drazen would have been on a team like the Celtics or Bulls in that era. Loved that he wasn't cocky but was just confident enough to have zero fear.

    • Igor Gagula
      Igor Gagula 9 bulan yang lalu

      @Glenn Killer both were amazing but I think Kukoč worked better for Bulls than Dražen ever could. Dražen loved the ball and loved to score, in Bulls he'd never have been a scorer cause there were MJ and Pip. Kukoč was better all-rounder and Kukoč sacrificed a lot of what he was capable of to give Bulls what they needed from him (for example he was well known for his mobility as such a tall player but when he joined Bulls he sacrificed that and got 20 pounds cause that's what Bulls wanted from him). They were different players on different positions, Dražen was a killer, Kukoč all-rounder so I wouldn't put that trade on the table

    • Dion St. Michael
      Dion St. Michael 11 bulan yang lalu

      Naaaaah, how bout YOU just imagine it for both of us and we’ll call it a day, alright?! How bout that, Princess?! 🤣

    • Jill y
      Jill y Tahun Yang lalu

      He was cocky to the point of nastiness back in the Europe years. He was hated by many players and fans. He didn't started his career in the NBA. I live in Spain (he played in Real Madrid for almost two seasons) and not many of his former team mates get along fine with him.

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      Tony Hawk 2 tahun yang lalu


    • Glenn Killer
      Glenn Killer 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      Imagine if the Bulls had Drazen instead of Kukoc

  • Samael Martinus
    Samael Martinus Bulan Yang lalu

    What an awesome relationship they had.
    Sometimes a bond is built between two great rivals.

  • Diego Camarero
    Diego Camarero 4 jam yang lalu

    I was a teenager when he was an actual demon playing for Cibona. When he arrived at Real Madrid before his NBA career, he was virtually unstoppable. He had not only a lethal fast 3 points shoot but also was super-skilled dribbling and a gifted passer. His offensive awareness and aggression were well above his physical abilities. Sure, he was not the NBA athleticism stereotype but damn, he did not need to be athletic to dominate the game! Like other IQ basketball freaks like Stockton, he could push his game further than you could expect. Let's put it simply: he was a European version of Steph Curry. Nothin lesser.

  • Queenly Tee
    Queenly Tee 7 bulan yang lalu +1

    This was so inspiring I was in tears before the end ❤️

  • Trapstarr Quita
    Trapstarr Quita 8 bulan yang lalu +2

    He definitely was a beast rip 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • 2CardArsenal
    2CardArsenal 2 tahun yang lalu +2289

    If Reggie Miller who was one of the best shooters in NBA history has Drazen's name come out of his mouth first, that speaks volumes!

    • T-Love
      T-Love 24 hari yang lalu

      @Brock Ryan they asked about his favorite player. and lebron picked the best, period.

    • T-Love
      T-Love 24 hari yang lalu

      reggie miller knows a goat when he sees one!

    • Carl Aaron
      Carl Aaron 5 bulan yang lalu

      Holly crap I actually agree with James.

    • Velvet Bear
      Velvet Bear 5 bulan yang lalu

      I forgot, did Reggie Miller ever win a championship??? Lol don’t think so…

      ACEO SEVEN 8 bulan yang lalu

      Actually it doesn't. Reggie talks about everyone who isn't on his level.

  • Joel N
    Joel N 5 bulan yang lalu

    Jordan was amazing, it's always nice to see an underdog bring out the best in the best players like Jordan.
    Growing up as a teen in the nineties Australia was awesome. We never saw race, it wasn't talked about anymore. We loved who we loved because of who they were. We were living Martin Luther King's dream. I wish we could go back to those times. I wish our kids could grow up the way we did.

  • Dano's LifeStyle
    Dano's LifeStyle Bulan Yang lalu

    Thank you very much for this. He was a LEGEND 🔥

  • K Ng
    K Ng 20 hari yang lalu

    Going against the GOAT with all he've got. Respect!~ RIP

  • Tom Hank
    Tom Hank 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    He was the best player we will all miss him he was too young to leave

  • Grizzy1986
    Grizzy1986 Tahun Yang lalu +458

    Dude had so much to give, dude was fearless, r.i.p. Petrovic

    • Miranda Bisnoù
      Miranda Bisnoù 9 bulan yang lalu +1

      How did he passed??
      Nevermind, I saw it. 💔

    • You Must Be Perfect
      You Must Be Perfect Tahun Yang lalu

      Sin leads to hell, keep focused, the devil is on earth to destroy your soul. But God wants to give you everlasting Joy. But our sin is keeping this from happening. You must stop sinning and turn to Jesus Christ he is your only hope.
      He can save you from eternal suffering under the Earth, where hell is hot..
      Not everyone who calls me their Lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who obey my Father in heaven will get in.
      Matthew 7:21

    • You Must Be Perfect
      You Must Be Perfect Tahun Yang lalu +1

      n o J 8-6x p x L U

    • You Must Be Perfect
      You Must Be Perfect Tahun Yang lalu

      I HAVE TO misspell the words below.

  • Carlos Jiménez
    Carlos Jiménez Bulan Yang lalu

    Drazen you always gonna be missed

  • Alejandro Curado
    Alejandro Curado 2 bulan yang lalu

    He also played in Real Madrid and everyone there still remembers his amazing talent

  • Θεός
    Θεός Bulan Yang lalu

    Ως Έλληνας και αντίπαλος του στην εθνική ομάδα έχω να πω μόνο καλά λόγια για την τεχνική του και το χαρακτήρα. Όταν σκοτώθηκε το άθλημα έγινε φτωχότερο

  • blun7 m4n
    blun7 m4n 5 bulan yang lalu

    Watched him in Croatia as a youngling couple of times, shook his hand once. Remember he was very polite guy. Good dude. RIP

  • Morris DuBose
    Morris DuBose 11 bulan yang lalu +197

    That was a soul-crushing ending to that story. I'm so sad now. Thank you for telling this part of his story

    • Stan Salazar
      Stan Salazar 6 bulan yang lalu +2

      Had no idea he died… was tuned in 110% and then oh yea, tragic accident and I’m like WTF!?!

    • ReeferSutherland
      ReeferSutherland 8 bulan yang lalu +5

      @Jerome Ashley a human being, don’t sell yourself short brother

    • Jerome Ashley
      Jerome Ashley 9 bulan yang lalu +5

      I hate death it's not fair but who am I

  • Wallace Cobbett
    Wallace Cobbett 3 bulan yang lalu

    I love that underdog mentality! Very inspiring 💪🏾

  • fred stahl
    fred stahl 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    Drazen was a beast!!! He always gave mj a hard time!!!! R.i.p

  • Mike Listman
    Mike Listman 2 bulan yang lalu

    Great documentary about Drazen and an exciting time in the NBA. Thanks!

  • MSinger
    MSinger 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    It's dragic how we always lose those in our world that have such beautiful impact. I'm aure MJ appreciated Drazen far more than he'd say on camera.

  • nett1200z
    nett1200z Tahun Yang lalu +536

    I was a die hard Bulls fan back in the 80’s and never realized how good this cat truly was. Much respect to him for not backing down from Jordan.

    • ToolieTrips
      ToolieTrips 9 bulan yang lalu

      All one idclips.com/video/YVETiG_eLwA/video.html

    • You Must Be Perfect
      You Must Be Perfect 9 bulan yang lalu

      @Jeremy’s Iron I will..

    • Jeremy’s Iron
      Jeremy’s Iron 9 bulan yang lalu +1

      @You Must Be Perfect pray for me

    • JDStinner
      JDStinner 10 bulan yang lalu +2

      @BBQ Pitmaster when Jordan came that changed, so maybe half of the 80s you are right about.

    • BBQ Pitmaster
      BBQ Pitmaster 11 bulan yang lalu

      Nobody was a Bulls fan in the 80’s except for John Candy and Obama