Report: Nets’ Anthony Morrow to Wear Drazen Petrovic Jersey During 3-Point Contest


Report: Nets' Anthony Morrow to Wear Drazen Petrovic Jersey During 3-Point ContestIn northern New Jersey, where basketball success isn't exactly something people are used to, Drazen Petrovic's death in 1993 hit home hard.

Current Nets 3-point specialist Anthony Morrow plans to pay homage to the Croatian legend in the long-distance shootout this weekend at the NBA All-Star festivities in Orlando.

Morrow, a career 44 percent 3-point shooter (just like Petrovic) will wear Petrovic's No. 3 Nets jersey during the competition, the Star-Ledger reports.

"I just remember — I don't remember a whole lot — but I remember he could shoot real, real good," Morrow told's Mike Vorkunov.

Petrovic averaged more than 20 points per game in his two full seasons with the Nets before he died in a car crash. The story of Petrovic and how his friendship with Serbian Vlade Divac disintegrated during the war in Yugoslavia was the subject of the ESPN documentary Once Brothers.

Petrovic photo via Flickr/NBANets; Morrow photo via The Associated Press

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