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Vorkunov: Nets G Anthony Morrow To Honor Drazen Petrovic

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Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com reports that New Jersey Nets guard Anthony Morrow will wear the jersey of former Nets and Portland Trail Blazers guard Drazen Petrovic during this weekend's Three-Point 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. "I just remember -- I don't remember a whole lot -- but I remember he could shoot real, real good," Morrow said. ------------------------------- Former Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez honored former Blazers guard Fernando Martin in a similar way during the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest. Martin also died tragically in a car accident. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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