Here’s a confession that probably won’t shock you: outside of former UK players, I don’t follow the NBA. I just don’t. If that tarnishes your opinion of me as a “sportswriter,” well, sorry. However, when I saw all the stories, pictures, and videos of Spurs big man Boban Marjanovic this morning, I had to find out more.
Marjanovic is 7’3″, 290 lbs. with hands approximately the size of large house cats. With Tim Duncan sidelined with a knee injury, Marjanovic stepped in and couldn’t be stopped last night, scoring 17 points on 7-7 shooting against the Timberwolves.
He made 7′ Karl Towns and his teammates look tiny:
I mean, look at these hands:
LOOK AT THEM:
I never thought I’d compare myself to Tyler Hansbrough, but I think we had the same reaction when we saw Marjanovic: