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Video: Sixers’ Boban Marjanovic surprises Hawks with first career 3-pointer

Boban Marjanovic, Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic just surprised the Atlanta Hawks with his first career 3-pointer.

Marjanovic nailed the long ball in the right corner off of a feed from Jimmy Butler. Interestingly, it was the big man’s first make throughout his career, albeit out of only four attempts.

Really, though, the big news here is that he actually made a three before Ben Simmons.

Kidding aside, we all know what Boban is capable of. With a 7-foot-3, 290-pound frame and an absurd 7-foot-10 wingspan, the Serbian behemoth is nearly unstoppable at the rim.

Despite his dominating stature, he has a pretty soft touch around the basket. And he certainly displayed that soft touch with this make from deep.

However, despite the highlight play from the big man, the Hawks had the last laugh on the evening as rookie sensation Trae Young sank the hearts of the Sixers with a buzzer-beating floater to pull off the 129-127 upset.

Boban Marjanovic has attempted three 3-pointers throughout his career prior to the make, all of which have come this season. It’s safe to say that four times is the charm for Bobi.

Marjanovic has played sparingly for the Sixers, serving as the back-up for superstar center Joel Embiid. He averages 14.2 minutes per game in the 12 contests he has appeared in for the team. Despite the limited minutes, Boban is still averaging 7.7 points and 5.7 rebound per contest.

That’s some crazy per-minute production from the big man. Despite how he can go on a tear during his time on the floor, Marjanovic cannot play for a long stretch primarily due to how much of a liability he can be on defense.

Teams exploit his slow feet by running the pick and roll on him every chance they can get. Nonetheless, Boban still brings a positive force whenever he is on the floor, and it seems like Philadelphia is doing their best to use him in some way or form.