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Sixers’ Boban Marjanovic jokes about holding back his true ‘power’ so he can play basketball

Boban Marjanovic

Philadelphia 76ers big man Boban Marjanovic is truly one of a kind. There’s really no one you can compare him to in the league right now, as he is a towering figure who absolutely stands out.

Marjanovic recently sat down with David Gardner of Bleacher Report to discuss a number of interesting topics both on and off the court. However, one of the most hilarious bits of the interview was when the 7-foot-3 mammoth of a man claimed that he is not of this world:

“Basically, I come from other planet,” Marjanovic says. “Like Superman, from Krypton. I don’t show my power because I want to play basketball. I will”—and here he makes a whistling flying noise—”fly off when I retire.”

His recent admission clears up a lot of things. Now it makes sense why he can practically put the ball in the basket without lifting his feet.

In all seriousness, Marjanovic has been solid when healthy for the Sixers since he arrived as part of the Tobias Harris package from the Los Angeles Clippers. He has made only seven appearances for Philadelphia so far, and while the sample size is definitely small, it appears that Boban has found himself in an ideal position.

Marjanovic is currently averaging career highs in points (9.0), field goal percentage (71.1 percent), rebounds (6.3), assists (1.4), and blocks (0.9). This considerable spike was brought about by an uptick in minutes, as he is also averaging a career-best 17.0 minutes per contest.

The Serbian giant is currently nursing a right knee injury and has been out of commission for six straight games now. The injury does not appear to be serious, though, and it looks like he will be playing a pivotal role for the team come playoff time.