Friday, October 08, 2010

"Once Brothers" ESPN Special

ESPN "Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. After conquering Europe, they both went to America where they became the first two foreign players to attain NBA stardom. But with the fall of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day 1991, Yugoslavia split up. A war broke out between Petrovic's Croatia and Divac's Serbia. Long buried ethnic tensions surfaced. And these two men, once brothers, were now on opposite sides of a deadly civil war. As Petrovic and Divac continued to face each other on the basketball courts of the NBA, no words passed between the two. Then, on the fateful night of June 7, 1993, Drazen Petrovic was killed in an auto accident. "Once Brothers" will tell the gripping tale of these two men, how circumstances beyond their control tore apart their friendship, and whether Divac has ever come to terms with the death of a friend before they had a chance to reconcile." (Video Clips on Website)

Once Brothers

NBA Entertainment

Premieres Tuesday Oct 12 8PM ESPN

Wednesday Oct 13

8pm ESPN 2

Thursday Oct 14

11pm ESPN Classic

Wednesday Oct 20

9:30pm ESPN

Sunday Oct 31

9pm ESPN Classic

1 comment:

Mel said...

Beautiful and haunting story about love and loss.