Sixers’ Boban Marjanovic discusses being in ‘John Wick 3’
If you somehow needed yet another reason to love Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic, the always-entertaining giant has now taken his talents to the big screen. Finding himself alongside well-known actor Keanu Reeves, Marjanovic managed to land a small yet notable role in John Wick 3, which hit theaters this past week.
“When I found out about this, I was freaking out,” Marjanovic recently told Entertainment Weekly. “I was like, ‘The John Wick movies?’ I kept asking them if they were serious.”
Of course, the 76ers big man, who stands 7-foot-3 and weighs 290 pounds, was extremely excited to act alongside the aforementioned Reeves as well.
“My first impression was like, ‘Wow, I’m doing this with Keanu; it’s crazy,’” Marjanovic added. “At first, I didn’t want to hit him or do anything to him because I respect him so much. But he’s so professional; he was so helpful and it’s easy to be more focused and careful when you have a person like that to work with.”
On the court, Marjanovic just concluded his first go-round as a member of the 76ers. Traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the 76ers midway through the 2018-19 regular season, the 30-year-old Marjanovic finished the year averaging 7.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. After making 36 regular season appearances accompanied by nine starts for the Clippers to begin the 2018-19 campaign, Marjanovic then made another 22 regular season appearances with three starts for the 76ers.
Unfortunately, Marjanovic and the 76ers were eliminated from title contention at the hands of the Toronto Raptors with Philadelphia’s season coming to an end in the second round of the postseason.