“Boban would be better President” – Boban Marjanovic intentionally misses free throw so fans could win free chicken; netizens go wild

Boban Marjanovic shares the love with free chicken for fans.


“Boban would be better President” – Boban Marjanovic intentionally misses free throw so fans could win free chicken; netizens go wild

Boban Marjanovic

On purpose, Boban Marjanovic of the Houston Rockets gave the fans present at the Crypto.com Arena the best gift: free chicken while they were away over the Los Angeles Clippers. This happened after he intentionally missed two free throw shots during the fourth quarter of the game as the Rockets won 116-105.

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The LA Clippers have an in-game promotion where they would dish out a free Chick-fil-A sandwich if an opposition player misses two free throws in succession during the fourth quarter of the game. And Boban Marjanovic, who himself is a former Clipper, was aware of the promotion, and when he missed the shot that secured the gift for the fans, he was sure to let them know that he did it for them and went as far as celebrating with them.

Furthermore, the Rockets broadcast went crazy, with one screaming, “Ah! He gave them chicken! He’s a man of the people! He gave out free chicken!!” Subsequently, the Rockets were playing for pride as they had been eliminated from the playoffs despite being the hottest team in the league at some point, and the Clippers had already been confirmed to play the Dallas Mavericks.

It was pretty poetic as Marjanovic took advantage of the “nothing to play for” from both sides and finished the game with 13 points and eight rebounds. However, he is set to become a free agent this summer, and with his next destination uncertain, it was a closing gift from someone dearly admired inside and outside the league.

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Fans react to Boban Marjanovic’s kind end-of-the-season gift

Fans on social media were ecstatic after the 33-year-old Houston Rockets veteran Boban Marjanovic missed his free throw shots on purpose to give the crowd present in the arena free chicken. The unconventional way he did it undoubtedly caused a frenzy on social media.

Popular social media platform X was the storm’s epicenter as netizens stormed the platform to comment on something rare and spectacular. A couple of social media reactions below:

The gesture from the veteran just shows how much players try to make the fans get the whole NBA experience, and it brought smiles to the about 20,000 fans in the arena. His playful spirit just serves as a reminder of how sports can unite a world that dearly craves peace and unity. Hats off to Marjanovic!!

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