Boban Marjanovic jokes that he should be in Slam Dunk Contest, not 3-Point Shootout
You’d be hard-pressed to find a center who is as beloved all over the league the way Boban Marjanovic is. The 7-foot-4 Serbian is a ridiculously tall player who has the skills and the charm to make him a fan favorite of whichever team he plays for.
Boban ramped up the charm to 100 when he was interviewed after the Mavs beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-91. Bobi had a solid night with his 12 points and one rebound in eight minutes of play. However, the conversation revolved around whether Boban should get into the 3-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend.
Mavs star player Luka Doncic jokingly said Boban Marjanovic should be in the event after sinking a sweet-looking triple at the end of the Sixers game. Marjanovic initially entertained the idea and said he would consider it, but he believes that he’s a better fit for the Slam Dunk Contest instead:
Boban would prefer the dunk contest: “I’m the only guy who can dunk without jumping. We’d get some 10s.” https://t.co/5mAgLZ6LK4
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 12, 2020
Boban would definitely be a unique contestant. All he needs to do to dunk is raise his hands and stand on his toes. It would not make for entertaining basketball, to say the least. If there’s one thing that he could use to make up for his lackluster dunks, it would be his fantastic humor and unpredictability.
Boban Marjanovic may average only 5.8 points and 4.2 rebounds a night, but he has the personality to light up the entire building. Fans would surely cheer him on, and he could even pull a fast one and involve Tobias Harris, his best friend. That would definitely become a highlight for All-Star Weekend.