Steph Curry is sending a Finals jersey to Drazen Petrovic’s mom


In 1992, Stephen Curry’s father Dell took part in the three-point contest during All-Star weekend in Orlando. Dell didn’t make it out of the first round of the contest, only scoring 11 points but when he was competing, the mother of the late Drazen Petrovic took care of Steph.

Curry has never forgot about this moment and is sending one of his game-worn jerseys from the NBA Finals to Petrovic’s mom. The jersey will be on display at the Drazen Petovic Memorial Center which is located in the Croatian capital of Zagreb.

An amazing gesture by Curry, who has remembered the kindness of Petrovic’s mother for the last 23 years.


If you don’t remember Petrovic, he was a widely considered one of the top players in Europe in the 1980s winning Mr. Europa twice, two silver medals and one bronze in the Olympics. He also earned a Gold in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

He joined the NBA with the Blazers in 1989 and moved to the New Jersey Nets where his career was starting to get to the next level. In 1993 Drazen made the All-NBA 3rd Team selected by the media, but he was not on the All-Star that year. He averaged 20.6 points per game, and he even put up 40 on Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls.

Sadly after the 1993 season, Drazen was killed in a car accident on the Autobahn 9 while he was sleeping in the car as a passenger. He was only 28 years old.

In 2002 Drazen was entered in the Naismith Hall of Fame. Below is a short highlight clip I found on youtube, but if you don’t know a lot about Drazen please go take a look at his highlights and read more about him. He was a great one that was taken too soon!