The BFG: Boban was a hit with the kids at the Mesquite branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas when he surprised them at a basketball clinic in January. (Bonus: can you find his son Vuk in this photo?) Courtesy of Dallas Mavericks

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It Remains a Good Time to Hail Boban

It only took the guy 10 minutes to notch 13 points and nine rebounds, then he gave an all-timer interview to "Inside the NBA."

Zac Crain’s Dallas Mavericks evened out the series with the Los Angeles Clippers last night in a relatively stress-free cruise to a 127-114 victory. Boban Marjanovic was everywhere he needed to be: opening up driving lanes for Luka Doncic, hunting mismatches in the paint, and doing a little bunny hop-to-dunk move that I love watching. He scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 10 minutes, which I don’t believe anyone in the NBA has ever pulled off in such a short amount of time.

So it’s as good a time as any to spend part of your morning learning everything about this Serbian gentle giant. Here is Zac’s profile of the man from right when the world shut down. And, if you have an Athletic subscription, Tim Cato’s oral history is packed with anecdotes that should help you love him immediately. Until then, here’s the interview he gave after the game, in which he imitates Lurch from the Addams Family. (Who Luka Doncic clearly had no idea even existed.)

 

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