10 Things You Didn’t Know About Goran Dragic

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One of the best penetrating guards in the NBA, Slovenian playmaker Goran Dragic is poised to become a cornerstone of the Miami Heat franchise this offseason. The 2014 NBA Most Improved Player has solidified a Heat backcourt that is arguably one of the best in the league when Dwyane Wade is healthy. A lethal scorer with uncanny quickness, here are 10 things about the “Dragon” — who will undoubtedly be Pat Riley’s top free agent priority now that the 2014-15 season is in the books — you didn’t know about.

1. His mother played club basketball and encouraged him to try hoops instead of soccer.

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“I broke my leg at a soccer game,” said Dragic. “Then my mom decided that it’s too rough to play soccer, so then I tried to switch sports. I’m lucky I decided to switch to basketball.”

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Marvin Moore is a native Texan who is a self-confessed sports junkie. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys' fan who coached baseball in Switzerland for six seasons and lived in the basketball-crazed Philippines for 15 years. In college he served stints as sports editor and editor-in-chief of the Bethel University student newspaper, and has also written for Rant Sports. His favorite NBA players are LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Tim Duncan, and he is stoked to be a contributor to Heat Nation.