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How Dražen Petrović Paved the Way for Dario Šarić

In this episode of THE WAY WE BALL, we examine Dražen Petrović's legacy, and what it's meant for other European players like his countryman, Dario Šarić.

A generation ago, the barrier to entry for foreign players to the NBA was at an all-time high—considered “soft” and unable to keep up with American competition, European players carried a stigma. But when Dražen Petrović arrived in 1989 and team Croatia went toe-to-toe with the Dream Team in the gold medal game a few years later at the 1992 Summer Olympics, the outlook for a new generation of players like Dario Šarić changed forever.