October 22, 2013

Mozart's Birthday..

Mozart's Birthday..

 49 years ago one of the most talented European basketball players was born. Drazen Petrovic (Devil's son) was born in Sibenik October 22, 1964. Raised alongside big brother Aleksandar (Aco) by parents Biserka and Jole Petrovic, Drazen had a happy childhood. He enjoyed many activities including time in a chorus and long summer days on the seaside in his hometown of Sibenik.

He discovered basketball following the footsteps of his brother at an early age. Initially it was just a sport following his older brother but his passion grew into a fanatical devotion. He spent countless hours alone in the same spot refining his shooting skills. In his quest for continuous improvement, he drew admiration and respect from his peers, coaches and growing legions of fans. This set the stage for his pioneering career that followed soon after. 

Drazen's serious approach to the game was sometimes camouflaged by his wide and sincere smile. But as his skills improved so did the expectations he put on himself. His personal drive developed in to fine leadership skills on the court and translated into many defeats for opposing teams. From his breakthrough performances in Croatia with Sibenka and Cibona teams to representing his homeland in international competition, Drazen became known as the Croatian Mozart. A title he earned by turning basketball into an artform. 

He set new standards for the game across borders, first in Spain for Real Madrid and later with the Portland Trailblazers and New Jersey Nets of the NBA. Fans stood up to take notice of the mighty "Petro". However, his legend is now frozen in time. 

He died in a car accident on June 7 1993, on the highway in the vicinity of the German town of Ingolstadt, one day after his last game in a Croatian national team jersey at the qualifications tournament for the European championship in Wroclaw and just before joining forces with the Greek powerhouse of Panathinaikos…

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Anagennisi Germasogeias vs. ETHA Engomis
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Team W/L P
1. Petrolina A.E.K. Larnakas 13/2 28
2. Keravnos Strovolou 12/3 27
3. CytaVision APOEL 10/5 25
4. Apollon BC 9/6 24
5. ETHA Engomis 9/6 24
6. Enosis Neon Paralimniou 5/10 20
7. Kapatsos Omonoia Nicosia 2/13 17
8. Anagennisi Germasogeias 0/15 15
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