'All love': Boban thanks PH for support, shares fun moment with Gilas | Inquirer Sports

‘All love’: Boban thanks PH for support, shares fun moment with Gilas

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 07:13 PM July 03, 2021
Boban Marjanovic with Gilas Pilipinas players.

Boban Marjanovic with Gilas Pilipinas players. MIKE NIETO PHOTO VIA PUSO_PILIPINAS TWITTER

MANiLA, Philippines — Even on the international stage, Serbian center Boban Marjanovic showed why he’s one of the most lovable players in the NBA.

Marjanovic shared a light moment with Gilas Pilipinas following Serbia’s 83-76 win over the Philippines on Thursday in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.


The 7-foot-4 gentle giant, who also plays for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA, took the time to oblige for a photo with Dwight Ramos, Mike Nieto and Geo Chiu while doing his famous pose.

A video of Marjanovic doing the same gesture with Nieto, Isaac Go, Ange Kouame, SJ Belangel, Will Navarro, Justin Baltazar and physical therapist Dex Aseron also made rounds on social media.


“People from Philippines, all love. Thank you for all your support,” Marjanovic said in a video.

But while it was all fun after the game, Marjanovic was a menace against Gilas Pilipinas, which had no answer for him especially when it mattered most.

With Gilas hanging tough with the fifth-best team in the world, Serbia leaned on Marjanovic down the stretch to survive a gritty stand by the young Filipinos.

Marjanovic finished with 25 points, including key baskets late, and 10 rebounds.


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