Dragic: “Inside my blood. I love basketball.”

Gerald Bourguet is a guest contributor from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State.

Goran Dragic grew up wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps. But a leg injury and his mother’s urging pointed him down the path toward eventually replacing Phoenix Suns legend Steve Nash.

The new starting point guard for the Suns began his athletic career on a soccer pitch in Slovenia, but his journey detoured to the hardwood of the NBA. This road would take him from Slovenia to Spain to Phoenix to Houston and back to Phoenix, but Dragic is finally where he wants to be.

“It’s just inside me,” he said. “Inside my blood. I love basketball.” [Read more...]