November 16, 2019 – A music video dedicated to the late Croatian basketball great Drazen Petrovic was released on what would have been his 55th birthday.
The music video Drazen – za sva vrimena (Drazen – for all time) was presented at a ceremony at the Drazen Petrovic Musem – Memorial Centre in Zagreb, where it was also announced that a musical dedicated to the legend would premiere next year.
Musician Stanko Šarić wrote the song, while the video was filmed at the Drazen Petrovic Musem – Memorial Centre and Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and produced by Antonio Zadro.
The musical, titled Bound Amadeus, will premiere on 22 October 2020 on what would have been 56th birthday.
“Drazen’s journey through Sibenik, Cibona, Real, the NBA and the Croatian basketball team is more or less known and valorised, but what needs to be unveiled are all those crucial life moments that determine the final direction and path that is impossible to tell from the sum of titles he won, and the goal of this project is to get a glimpse of Dražen’s perspective through a musical – a contemporary ancient greek tragedy with music,” said screenwriter Drazen Runje.
Drazen’s mother, Biserka, was also present at the presentation.
“I’m sure my Drazen couldn’t have imagined that on his 55th birthday, his life would be turned into a work of art,” said Biserka Petrovic.
Born in the Dalmatian town of Sibenik on 22 October 1964, Petrovic was just 28 years of age when he was killed in a car accident in Germany after returning from playing for Croatia in Poland on 7 June 1993. Voted the Best European Basketball Player in History, Petrovic enjoyed an illustrious career winning Olympic basketball medals, as well as a gold and a bronze at the World and European Championships.
Text by Drazen Runje
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