Goran Dragic in tears after receiving gift from Drazen’s mother

2017-09-19T21:07:20+00:00 2017-09-19T22:56:11+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

19/Sep/17 21:07

Eurohoops.net

Some days after leading Slovenia to the gold medal triumph in the EuroBasket, where he also won MVP honors, Goran Dragic found a special jersey waiting for him in Ljubljana.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Before leaving for the USA to join the Miami Heat for the preparation ahead of the new season, Dragic received a truly special gift from the mother of legendary Drazen Petrovic.

Biserka Petrovic wanted to give the captain of the Slovenian national team a New Jersey Nets jersey with the number “3”. It’s the jersey that the late Drazen wore with the Nets and the same number that Dragic sports with the Slovenian national team.

Slovenian channel Planet TV fulfilled Mrs. Petrovic’s wish and handed Goran the jersey.

“It’s one of the most beautiful gifts I’ve ever received in my life. I admired him. He was my idol. We know what he did for Yugoslavian and world basketball. It was a great honor for me to carry the number 3,” said a tearful Dragic.

The “Dragon” has already confirmed that he’s indeed retired from international basketball. After all, he couldn’t have dreamed a better ending with the Slovenian national team other than winning the first EuroBasket in the country’s history, while earning MVP honors in the process.

“I had a heavy burden on my shoulders,” commented Dragic.