Rebraca is not Garza but there are similarities | University sport
Like Garza, Rebraca is also heavily influenced by his father.
Zeljko Rebraca was a European superstar in the 1990s and a five-year NBA veteran, and he talks to his son on the phone almost every day.
“He always tells me that I have to be at the gym 24/7,” Filip said. “If I’ve been in the gym for three hours, he’ll say ‘Back then, I was in the gym for four or five hours.’ If I’ve been at the gym for four hours, he’s been at the gym for eight hours. He always tells me that hard work is the way to go. “
Filip is a very interesting child with a particularly diverse background.
He was born in Italy, where his father played for the famous Benetton Treviso team, then moved to Greece, where his father was the EuroLeague MVP.
Zeljko Rebraca decided to try his luck in the NBA, so the family moved to Detroit and then Los Angeles. Then it was back to Serbia. Filip graduated from high school in Colorado, attended prep school in Massachusetts, and then spent those three years trying to stay warm in North Dakota.
He speaks both English and Serbian – he only has a trace of an accent – and can also read and understand Italian although he does not speak it very well.
Oh, and he has this friend in his hometown of Sambor, Serbia, who he sometimes spends time with. A guy named Nikola Jokic.