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Sixers’ Tobias Harris explains how friendship with Boban Marjanovic began

Tobias Harris

At the trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired forward Tobias Harris in a much-discussed deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. But the Sixers also picked up another player in that trade: big man Boban Marjanovic.

Harris and Marjanovic have been traded together twice.

Before they were dealt from the Clippers to the 76ers, they were traded from the Detroit Pistons to Los Angeles, so the duo started to become good friends way back in their Pistons days.

You would then imagine that they were both very happy to be dealt together to an Eastern Conference contender.

When asked how his friendship with Marjanovic began, Harris had this to say:

“It really started through music,” said Harris during a Twitter Q&A. “I would come in the weight room and play 50 Cent, Jay Z, Nas, and he’d be like, ‘Who is this?’ And I would explain it to him and he would bump his head and be like, ‘I like this.'”

Harris also mentioned how he and Marjanovic were pretty close in Detroit, as that team had a tight-knit group.

The 26-year-old finished with 19 points and five rebounds in Philadelphia’s Game 2 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, and Marjanovic chipped in with 16 points and eight boards off the bench.

With the win, the Sixers tied the series 1-1 and will now head to Brooklyn for a big Game 3 on Thursday night.

In 27 games with Philly this season, Harris averaged 18.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 35 minutes per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 32.6 percent from 3-point range.