"Once Brothers," premiering Tuesday night, is one of the best handful of documentaries in ESPN's "30 for 30" series.
Narrated by Vlade Divac, the film looks back at the great Yugoslavian national team of the late 1980s and early '90s and at the war that tore apart the nation and its team, including Divac and his friend Drazen Petrovic.
"I always thought that the day would come when Drazen and I would sit down and talk, but that day never came," Divac says. Petrovic, then a rising star with the Nets, died in an automobile accident in 1993.
Here is a longer look at the film by Newsday's own John Jeansonne.