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

  • čas přidán 13. 05. 2020
  • He Was WARNED Not to Talk Trash...But Didn't Listen!
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    Main instrumental by: Music Beats
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    sad instumental by: Wayve
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  • Hrvoje Odak
    Hrvoje Odak Před rokem +3153

    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

    • Hrvoje Odak
      Hrvoje Odak Před 16 dny

      @bl8ck plug well, I know it did, but hey, you are entitled to your opinion :)

    • Art of Dunya
      Art of Dunya Před 2 měsíci

      Great story man!! All the best and stay safe!!!

    • bl8ck plug
      bl8ck plug Před 2 měsíci +1

      this didnt happen. nice story though bro

    • Djendara
      Djendara Před 3 měsíci

      @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 Před 3 měsíci

      Awesome story!

  • Stan Salazar
    Stan Salazar Před 9 měsíci +315

    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 Před 2 měsíci

      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 Před 3 měsíci

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

    • S Susperreguy
      S Susperreguy Před 3 měsíci +1

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

      NICK SHARMA Před 4 měsíci +1

      yeah, did not expect that at all. damn

    • hapwn
      hapwn Před 4 měsíci +1

      Not a fan, but I remember the name.

  • James Page
    James Page Před 6 měsíci +227

    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.

    • Marko Bambir
      Marko Bambir Před 2 měsíci +1

      I just turned 9...it was one day after my birthday...my brother waking me up and telling me about it...i'll never forget it.

    • sublime42087
      sublime42087 Před 3 měsíci

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

    • Goober Picker
      Goober Picker Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Rusted Root So jealous!

    • Rusted Root
      Rusted Root Před 3 měsíci

      @Goober Picker Saw them twice in Concert.

    • Goober Picker
      Goober Picker Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Rusted Root Rusted Root kicks ass.

  • pdxtim97209
    pdxtim97209 Před 7 měsíci +23

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

  • Robert DeMartin
    Robert DeMartin Před 4 měsíci +20

    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.

  • SpiritEssence
    SpiritEssence Před 2 lety +5438

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

    • freedomprophet
      freedomprophet Před 3 měsíci +1

      @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 Před 4 měsíci +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 Před 4 měsíci +1

      @Paul Harris I found you again

    • Jay Best
      Jay Best Před 4 měsíci

      little mermaid

    • czierwo
      czierwo Před 7 měsíci

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

  • innertubez
    innertubez Před 4 měsíci +36

    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.

  • Jason Christen
    Jason Christen Před 2 měsíci +8

    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 😢 ❤️

  • Chris Lemery
    Chris Lemery Před 7 měsíci +26

    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.

  • stevealaska73
    stevealaska73 Před 7 měsíci +38

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

  • Jeremy M. Thompson
    Jeremy M. Thompson Před 2 lety +726

    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 Před 3 měsíci

      @MrMJmusicLover yes he is god of basketball

    • MrMJmusicLover
      MrMJmusicLover Před 3 měsíci +1

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

    • gavriil nick
      gavriil nick Před 4 měsíci

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

    • Ostentatious Savant
      Ostentatious Savant Před 7 měsíci +2

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

    • Marko Brnadic
      Marko Brnadic Před 9 měsíci

      @Gianna Stavros dominant Player but His FT are awful.

  • ChvzMx
    ChvzMx Před 7 měsíci +57

    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 Před 3 měsíci

      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 Před 4 měsíci

      the BEST comment on here

  • Derpy Turtle
    Derpy Turtle Před 7 měsíci +69

    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 Před 4 měsíci +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 Před 4 měsíci


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      Doodoo Swaggy Před 4 měsíci


  • Crónicas desde la cripta
    Crónicas desde la cripta Před 5 měsíci +30

    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.

  • gillian67ec
    gillian67ec Před 4 měsíci +11

    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!

  • Scrappy Spider
    Scrappy Spider Před rokem +822

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



    • Order 66
      Order 66 Před 11 měsíci

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

    • Ben Simmons’ Shooting Sleeve
      Ben Simmons’ Shooting Sleeve Před 11 měsíci +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.

    • Taaj Barnett
      Taaj Barnett Před 11 měsíci


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      Jerome Ashley Před 11 měsíci


  • kkash
    kkash Před 9 měsíci +86

    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 Před 4 měsíci +1

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

    • m salih
      m salih Před 4 měsíci +2

      Petro for 3? Yes!

  • Tomislav Duić
    Tomislav Duić Před 4 měsíci +28

    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 Před 10 měsíci +57

    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.

  • Arcade Music Tribute
    Arcade Music Tribute Před 3 měsíci +6

    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

  • J Alvarez
    J Alvarez Před 2 lety +456

    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 Před 4 měsíci

      @Rich Panini How old are u?

    • Dakar Crew 2 -
      Dakar Crew 2 - Před 7 měsíci +7

      @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 Před 2 lety +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 Před 2 lety +5

      Pucaj tricu!! Bravo dude! Drazen najveci ikad

    • Matija Ciprijanovic
      Matija Ciprijanovic Před 2 lety +3

      Pucaj Tricu!!!

  • Dominic Eugenio
    Dominic Eugenio Před 4 měsíci +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

  • Jon Q
    Jon Q Před 3 měsíci +3

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

  • Andrej Zavadlav
    Andrej Zavadlav Před 4 měsíci +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

  • Javigar13
    Javigar13 Před 4 měsíci +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

  • Damon Z. King.
    Damon Z. King. Před 2 lety +1160

    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 Před 3 měsíci +1

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

    • Orestis Palampougioukis
      Orestis Palampougioukis Před 3 měsíci

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

    • niksonitis
      niksonitis Před 4 měsíci +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 Před 5 měsíci

      @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 Před 5 měsíci

      @B B ......🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜🚜

  • # Guiltless
    # Guiltless Před 8 měsíci +22

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

  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson Před 10 měsíci +16

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

  • Johnny Longshlong
    Johnny Longshlong Před 2 měsíci +3

    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.

  • Original Mindset
    Original Mindset Před 10 měsíci +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 Před 6 měsíci

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

    • Frodo Frodovic
      Frodo Frodovic Před 7 měsíci +4

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

  • Matt Sims
    Matt Sims Před rokem +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 Před 3 měsíci

      @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 Před 4 měsíci

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

    • Ethan Weeter
      Ethan Weeter Před 8 měsíci +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 Před 10 měsíci

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

    • Huskie Huskerson
      Huskie Huskerson Před 10 měsíci

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

  • The Watchmen
    The Watchmen Před 8 měsíci +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

  • Patrik
    Patrik Před měsícem +2

    Much respect for Drazen and his ability to not back down and to play the game he loved. His energy, confidence, mindset, and work ethic is something we all can appreciate. Definitely another great talent gone to soon!

  • Patrick Pope
    Patrick Pope Před 4 měsíci +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.

  • David Stith
    David Stith Před 6 měsíci +4

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

  • jesus tamez
    jesus tamez Před 7 měsíci +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.

  • BlkDiesel
    BlkDiesel Před 4 měsíci +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.

  • Concrete Jungle
    Concrete Jungle Před 4 měsíci +2

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

  • ThABaTToSai
    ThABaTToSai Před 4 měsíci +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 Před 3 měsíci

      @CAM MAC there are no gods, just humans.

    • CAM MAC
      CAM MAC Před 3 měsíci

      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 Před 4 měsíci +9


  • Ivan Camaro
    Ivan Camaro Před 2 lety +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.

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    • Ivan Camaro
      Ivan Camaro Před rokem +1

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

    • Dion St. Michael
      Dion St. Michael Před rokem

      @Ivan Camaro What’s a funny stick?

    • Ivan Camaro
      Ivan Camaro Před rokem

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

    • Dion St. Michael
      Dion St. Michael Před rokem

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

  • Kabamaru Iga No
    Kabamaru Iga No Před 3 měsíci +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 Před 2 měsíci

      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.

  • Saif Rahman
    Saif Rahman Před 4 měsíci +1

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

  • Billy O
    Billy O Před 10 měsíci +7

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

    • Ben Hibma
      Ben Hibma Před 4 měsíci +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

  • Patrick McClure
    Patrick McClure Před 4 měsíci +1

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

  • Jay Chill
    Jay Chill Před 11 měsíci +381

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

  • Terrell Rea
    Terrell Rea Před 3 měsíci +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

  • Tuco
    Tuco Před 9 měsíci +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.

  • Random Indiana Vet
    Random Indiana Vet Před 4 měsíci +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.

  • VintageEli
    VintageEli Před 6 měsíci +2

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

  • XhopFPS
    XhopFPS Před 2 lety +570

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

    • Lourdes Ortiz
      Lourdes Ortiz Před rokem +1

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

    • Agent Zeeda
      Agent Zeeda Před rokem +5

      lol he was the goku of basketball

    • marlo219 219GI
      marlo219 219GI Před 2 lety +1

      He’s better than lequeen if u ask me

    • Elvir Hurem
      Elvir Hurem Před 2 lety +14

      True example of sportsmen

  • Jose Rivera
    Jose Rivera Před 4 měsíci +3

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

  • Johnsshow Mauri
    Johnsshow Mauri Před 5 měsíci +2

    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.

  • Fred Tapalo
    Fred Tapalo Před 10 měsíci +3

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

  • Clint Adams
    Clint Adams Před 4 měsíci +1

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

  • buffalopatriot
    buffalopatriot Před 2 lety +184

    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 Před 2 lety +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.

  • Host
    Host Před 9 měsíci +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

  • ria
    ria Před 10 měsíci +3

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

  • Jonathan Vargas
    Jonathan Vargas Před 7 měsíci +3

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

  • Manny P
    Manny P Před 4 měsíci +1

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

  • Martina
    Martina Před 2 lety +505

    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 Před 11 měsíci +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.



    • tigermilk
      tigermilk Před 11 měsíci

      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 Před 2 lety

      @Danilo Blandon ur a muppet

    • İdris Kürşat Ateşci
      İdris Kürşat Ateşci Před 2 lety

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

  • branded72
    branded72 Před 9 měsíci +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 Před 4 měsíci

      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.

  • Tin Su
    Tin Su Před 5 dny

    Dražen Petrović has a higher career 3pt percentage than Stephen Curry. So sad his life was cut short because of the car accident. He would of had a great career in the NBA. RIP Dražen Petrović.

  • AdamMS1384
    AdamMS1384 Před 7 měsíci +2

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

  • jeremiah johnson
    jeremiah johnson Před 4 měsíci

    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.

  • Matt Delaney
    Matt Delaney Před 2 lety +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 Před rokem

      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 Před rokem

      @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 Před 2 lety +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 Před 2 lety +3

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

    • Sion thefool
      Sion thefool Před 2 lety +2

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

  • lward528
    lward528 Před 5 měsíci +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.

  • Lorens Kresic
    Lorens Kresic Před 2 měsíci +1

    RIP Drazan Petrovic. You were the greatest for me.

  • Trapstarr Quita
    Trapstarr Quita Před 10 měsíci +2

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

  • Samael Martinus
    Samael Martinus Před 4 měsíci +1

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

  • brown55061
    brown55061 Před 2 lety +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 Před rokem

      @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 Před rokem

      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 Před rokem

      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.

    • Tony Hawk
      Tony Hawk Před 2 lety


    • Glenn Killer
      Glenn Killer Před 2 lety +1

      Imagine if the Bulls had Drazen instead of Kukoc

  • Queenly Tee
    Queenly Tee Před 9 měsíci +1

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

  • Bangpaulxu
    Bangpaulxu Před 9 měsíci +5

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

  • Elron Humpperdink
    Elron Humpperdink Před 10 měsíci +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.

  • Brian Velez
    Brian Velez Před měsícem +1

    Im in tears thanks for this i really didnt k ow about him now i do and he was truly amazing r.i.p "Drazen" :(

  • Lior Lotem
    Lior Lotem Před rokem +155

    Such a pity that most of today's NBA fans and even those of that time haven't had the chance to watch Drazen at his pre-NBA years in Europe. Playing for Cibona Zagreb and later on for Real Madrid he was literally unstoppable and was capable of taking the whole team on his, then skinny, shoulders to win a game.
    Drazen was one of those players that even if you were a fan of the opposing team and he was destroying you bucket after another you just couldn't help admiring him. Just like MJ, people came to see him play even if their beloved team had no chance whatsoever. A true and unique genius of the sport, Drazen's tragic passing at the young age of 28 left me and every other basketball fan in the world in complete shock.
    R.I.P. Drazen - I am thankful to have had the chance of seeing you play.
    For me you will always be the greatest European player to have ever played the game !

    • Brane
      Brane Před 11 měsíci

      @DONALD KING DOUMA OFFICIEL TV what is this sh*t????

    • MrsCrazyrange
      MrsCrazyrange Před 11 měsíci +1

      @FancyBarracuda there’s an ESPN 30 for 30 about him and Vlade Divac that’s well worth a watch.



    • FancyBarracuda
      FancyBarracuda Před 11 měsíci +2

      This is the first time I’ve ever heard of him. What a legend though. RIP

  • Sorin Carstea
    Sorin Carstea Před 5 měsíci +2

    Respect Drazen!!! One of the best!

  • Wallace Cobbett
    Wallace Cobbett Před 5 měsíci

    I love that underdog mentality! Very inspiring 💪🏾

  • Dano's LifeStyle
    Dano's LifeStyle Před 4 měsíci

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

  • Jaheim Ré
    Jaheim Ré Před 4 měsíci +1

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

  • Michael Cheng
    Michael Cheng Před 11 měsíci +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 Před 3 měsíci

      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 Před 4 měsíci

      @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 Před 4 měsíci +2

      @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 Před 4 měsíci +1

      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 Před 5 měsíci +3

      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.

  • 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

  • Troy Allen
    Troy Allen Před 5 měsíci

    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

  • Hey Beaches
    Hey Beaches Před 7 měsíci +2

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

  • Tom Hank
    Tom Hank Před 4 měsíci +1

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

  • 2CardArsenal
    2CardArsenal Před 2 lety +2302

    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 Před 3 měsíci

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

    • T-Love
      T-Love Před 3 měsíci

      reggie miller knows a goat when he sees one!

    • Carl Aaron
      Carl Aaron Před 7 měsíci

      Holly crap I actually agree with James.

    • Velvet Bear
      Velvet Bear Před 8 měsíci

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

      ACEO SEVEN Před 11 měsíci

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

  • Mike Listman
    Mike Listman Před 4 měsíci

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

  • fred stahl
    fred stahl Před 5 měsíci +1

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

  • justkaalo justkaalo
    justkaalo justkaalo Před 7 měsíci

    Great vid! RIP Drazen, always enjoyed watching you play🍻

  • Carlos Jiménez
    Carlos Jiménez Před 3 měsíci

    Drazen you always gonna be missed

  • Elias Weslati
    Elias Weslati Před 2 lety +4600

    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 Před 3 měsíci

      @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 Před 11 měsíci +1

      Absolutely 💯

    • luimack 620
      luimack 620 Před 11 měsíci

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

    • Apro8lem
      Apro8lem Před 11 měsíci




  • K Ng
    K Ng Před 3 měsíci

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

  • Joel N
    Joel N Před 7 měsíci

    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.

  • Zhubo Tang
    Zhubo Tang Před 3 měsíci

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

  • Marquita Freeman
    Marquita Freeman Před 10 měsíci

    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

  • Reginald John Agnes
    Reginald John Agnes Před 2 lety +199

    One of the most underrated players of all time
    RIP Drazen Petrovic

    • Ivan Camaro
      Ivan Camaro Před 2 lety +1

      @Damiano Tommassi We as kids used to swim with Dražen in Brodarica, my grandparents had a house there , few houses away from his. I knew him quite well as a kid. I remember telling my classmates in Zagreb (elementary school Tin Ujević ,just across Cibona tower) that I know him and that we're friends and they made fun of me and calling me a liar, to the point of me crying, and I went across the street to Dražen's training at the big recess, told him what happened and the guy LITERALLY took me by the hand went in his training gear with me across the street to my class, and you couldn't hear a fly in the air back then. I felt like such a badass back then. I could have told anyone my dad was an astronaut and they'd probably believe me after that lol.

    • ABQPhil
      ABQPhil Před 2 lety +3

      Not so much underrated as under exposed. If you were west of the Mississippi River when he was playing for New Jersey, the Nets were not exactly on your radar. And you never saw them on TV unless it was the playoffs and the Nets never advanced beyond the first round. Put Drazen on the Lakers and he would be a household name.

    • Damiano Tommassi
      Damiano Tommassi Před 2 lety +2

      As we call him in Šibenik "our lil guy" can only be underrated by those who know nothing about the game.

    • Tomislav Gulić
      Tomislav Gulić Před 2 lety +5

      All european players were underrated in the NBA and he was the first who opened the door of the NBA to europeans. I was a kid but i remember legendary fights between Petrovic, Sabonis and Galis

    • airkuna
      airkuna Před 2 lety

      he wasn't underrated...as u heard in this video everybody knew him, respected him and feared him..

  • Grouchy Old Woman
    Grouchy Old Woman Před 8 měsíci +2

    So sad he was very young. R.I.P. Drazen.

  • Frankie Butler
    Frankie Butler Před 10 měsíci +6

    Magical player.....RIP🏀

  • Jay
    Jay Před 10 měsíci

    Thanks for the video. What great talent and positive force he was!

  • LastbutNotFirst
    LastbutNotFirst Před 6 měsíci +1

    i remember their battles on the court. thats how good this guy was.

  • Viggaracci
    Viggaracci Před 2 lety +286

    I had to hold my tears in at the end of the video. Never heard of him but respect him so much now after seeing this.
    RIP, brata...

    • Shawn Rapha
      Shawn Rapha Před 2 lety

      Me too!!!!!

    • calm 104
      calm 104 Před 2 lety +1

      I'm in Chicago and I've enjoyed many games when he came to Chicago and people in the comment section were either to young or not born yet to no him.

    • djam2489
      djam2489 Před 2 lety

      I was just about there with you. That was incredibly sad. Definitely didn't see that coming.

    • Dionysus Khanyile
      Dionysus Khanyile Před 2 lety

      Same here

    • KarlbushtheIV
      KarlbushtheIV Před 2 lety +2

      Yeah. I got a little welled up there and I'm not even a big basketball fan (not that I have against it). Everyone liked watching the Bulls back when I was a kid though.