Goran Dragic handed legendary Petrovic jersey

Eurobasket MVP Goran Dragic was given the holy grail of authentic jerseys.

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

The gesture brought Dragic to tears.

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 honour for me to carry the number 3,” said Dragic.