02.20.12

Morrow’s Petrovic Tribute

Posted in Basketball at 5:36 pm by

So it turns out Jeremy Lin isn’t the only undrafted player who’ll make a notable cameo appearance during All-Star Weekend.  Nets SG Anthony Morrow, knocking down 3′s at a 41 percent clip this season, tells the Newark Star-Ledger’s Mike Vorkunov he’ll don a Drazen Petrovic jersey when taking part in Saturday’s three-point shooting contest.

Petrovic was a Net for two-plus years, from midway through the 1990-91 season until 1993, and left a large impression on the franchise. He died in a car crash at 28 years old that summer. His No. 3 jersey is one of five retired by the organization after he spent his only two full seasons with the team averaging more than 20 points-per-game in each.

Morrow has had the idea since he saw Petrovic’s jersey hanging in the Nets’ practice facility. After seeing the documentary, “Once Brothers” – about the broken friendship between Petrovic and Vlade Divac — he thought that if he had the chance to participate in All-Star weekend, he would honor the fallen hero.

“I just remember — I don’t remember a whole lot — but I remember he could shoot real, real good,” Morrow said.

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