It’s been almost four years since NBA players Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanović last played together, but the former teammates are still thieves.
Although the two find themselves in two very different situations: Marjanović plays for the Houston Rockets, last place while Harris is on a title contender with the Philadelphia 76ers, they still find time to show off their friendship.
Harris and Marjanović team up once more, this time over Goldfish crackers, maintaining a strong friendship dating back to their days with the detroit pistons in 2016.
«It started when we were in Detroit,» Harris told Fox News Digital. «Just being teammates and always being together, going to dinners and all that. Once we got moved to LA [Clippers]That’s where the friendship really grew. We are exchanged, we go to a new environment, we are together all the time and we know each other.
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«It just grew from there. And a couple of viral videos on Instagram really made us realize, ‘Wow. We have a lot of fans who enjoy the two of us together doing whatever.'»
After a brief stay in Los Angeles, the two teammates were sent once more, this time to the Philadelphia 76ers.
While life in the NBA can be tough, Harris and Marjanović were able to lean on each other when they were traded together for the second time in their careers.
«We didn’t know,» Harris told Fox News Digital when asked if they knew they would be marketed as a package once again. «We played in Charlotte, we had just won a game…»
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Marjanović interrupted his friend, making sure to acknowledge Harris’ last-second heroics against the Hornets in February 2019.
«Time out. Time out,» Marjanović chimed in. «We played Charlotte, but Tobias won the game because he made a key basket late in the game.
«Okay. Now continue.»
Harris explained that he met with Boban before his friend had a chance to speak with head coach Doc Rivers about the move.
«I left the hotel room because Doc had called me to his room,» Harris told Fox News Digital. «So, I left the hotel room and went to his room. I talked to him, and I was walking back to my room, and I see Bobi in the hallway. At this point, this is like trading is happening, but it’s not there yet. In Internet».
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Harris then told Marjanović that he must be part of the trade package as he made his way to Rivers’ room.
«So, we both got traded at that point, and I was happy,» Harris added. «I was happy that Bobi and Mike Scott were with me in this exchange. It made me feel better to go back in the room.»
Marjanović finished the 2018-19 season in Philadelphia before coming to the dallas mavericksending his time with Harris.
But the two players have stuck together, keeping tabs on each other throughout the season and teaming up with Goldfish in a new campaign.
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On March 1, fans can experience what it’s like to go for a handful of Goldfish crackers like a pro with the first-ever Boban Hand Dish, a exact replica of Marjanovic’s huge 10.75 inch hand.
«It started when we were on set and we were just competitors,» Harris told Fox News Digital. «Half the time we’re joking, but I had said to him, ‘Bobi, do you think you can hold more Goldfish in your hand than I can? And clearly he was able to hold 301 of them.
«A lot of people don’t know it, but Boban has the biggest hands in the NBA. Everywhere we go, people always ask…ask for a picture. But most of the time they raise their hand to Boban’s and try to see as». his hand was great,» Harris added. «And I think it goes hand in hand with everything about him, his personality.»
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While the two athletes returned to their respective teams for the second half of the NBA season following the All-Star break, Harris plans to meet with Marjanović at Marjanović’s home. Serbian country of origin in the near future.
«I’m planning a trip to hang out with my friend,» Harris said. «He tells me that there are great things.
«He says I’d love to. So, I have to plan that trip some day.»