The Dallas Mavericks did not play Boban Marjanovic in their first three playoff games against the LA Clippers this year, but fans can be sure he was making an impact. The 7’4 big man is one of the funniest players in the NBA and is beloved by his teammates.
Coach Rick Carlisle played Bobi in Game 4 and has started him in the last two contests. The Clippers shifted to playing small, so Dallas countered by starting Marjanovic and getting as much size on the court as possible. The Mavericks won Game 5 and had every opportunity to seize Game 6, but some late magic by Kawhi Leonard forced a Game 7 on Sunday.
Boban Marjanovic was on The Old Man and the Three podcast with J.J. Redick and Tommy Alter. The episode dropped on June 4 as the three discussed a host of topics that should Mavs fans intrigued. Here is a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic on the playoffs and more
Bobi was asked by his Mavs teammate J.J. Redick about checking into Game 4 after not playing in the first three games against the LA Clippers. He talked about working to stay ready before sharing this story.
"“Basically, he (coach Rick Carlisle) was standing next to me every single time when we are watching the game, but I didn’t know I was standing by myself. He said, ‘Go in the game’. He looks at me and shows me to come on. I just look at him because I wasn’t expecting that, and I think it was somebody behind me… I look back and nobody was behind me, so I was like, ‘Me?, and he was like, ‘Yes, come on.’ I start to run and hear them cheering my name. I was like this is so exciting.”"
The teammates went on to talk about Boban’s unique work ethic and how he learned to be a professional.
Redick also asked Marjanovic about his appearance in John Wick 3. See his response below.
"“It was amazing. The other day I was watching with my wife and it was on TV…I’m watching and I’m like, ‘I cannot believe I’m on TV right’. I really am that person.”"
He talked more about the scene and shares a funny story about being star-stuck playing opposite Keanu Reeves. Bobi also let it be known that he has interest in doing more acting in the future.
Boban also discusses his path to the NBA, his hands, his relationship with former teammate Tobias Harris, and more. All Mavs fans should give the interview a listen. Boban is hilarious and shows why all his teammates love him. Supporters can watch it all below.
The Dallas Mavericks face the LA Clippers for Game 7 on Sunday afternoon. Expect Boban Marjanovic to get some run as Dallas looks to finish off the upset. Fans will not want to miss a second, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the game.