Nets Anthony Morrow to Honor Drazen Petrovic at 3 Point Shootout

It is always cool when young guys in the league appreciate the guys who came before them, which is why I think it is really cool that Anthony Morrow of the New Jay-Z Nets is honoring one of the teams stars, Drazen Petrovic by wearing his jersey at the 3 Point contest during All Star Saturday Night.

Petrovic, a rising star for the Nets, was killed in a car accident in 1993 at the age of 28.

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Anthony Morrow was just seven years old when Drazen Petrovic was killed in a car accident in 1993. But Petro’s jersey was the first Morrow saw when he walked into the Nets’ practice facility after signing with the team, and Morrow was inspired when watching the documentary “Once Brothers,” about Petrovic and Vlade Divac.

So when he takes part in the Three-Point Shootout in Orlando on Saturday, Morrow will wear Petrovic’s jersey. Petrovic was the last Net to participate in the competition, finishing fourth in 1992.

“I always said when I got in the three-point contest, I would wear his jersey,” Morrow told reporters before Sunday’s loss to the Bucks.