By now, you’ve heard about "Bobi and Tobi," the legendary duo of Boban Marjanovic and Tobias Harris, a friendship that started in Detroit, blossomed in Los Angeles (see the Bobi and Tobi show!) and is now destined for new heights here in Philadelphia.
Everything you’ve heard about these two is true. Harris, a 26-year-old, 6-foot-9 small forward from Long Island, New York, and Marjanovic, a 30-year-old, 7-foot-3 center from Serbia, feed off each other in a way that I can best describe as something that just makes you feel good to be around.
I caught up with both of them to ask a series of random questions and I think after reading this, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
What are you obsessed with outside of basketball?
Boban: *Quickly* Food.
Tobias: That would be mine, too. *Turns to Boban* You're more obsessed with Counter Strike.
Boban: OK, cars.
Tobias: Mine is food.
If you weren't playing basketball, you would be _____.
Boban: The guy on the farm. A farmer.
Tobias: Principal at a school.
Boban: I'd be a prince of my ...*laughs too hard to finish his sentence*
How do you like your Philly cheesesteak?
Boban: Chicken, no onions, pickles and can I put ... ketchup?
Serena: It's however you like it!
Boban: Then yes.
Tobias: Steak, onions, peppers, cheese, little extra cheese, ketchup for sure.
Tobias: I've got a lot. A lot ...
Boban: I hear that question often.
Tobias: I would say one of my favorite books is "Blood Brothers," a documentary about Malcolm X.
Boban: I don't have one, but it's funny because my wife loves Harry Potter and, not about the movie, but I know everything because we have a lot of those books and I know everything [because] she taught me. So that's *laughs* my favorite book.
Biggest pet peeve?
Tobias: When this guy ...
Boban: *Cuts Tobias off* What is pet peeve?
Tobias: Something that annoys you ...
Boban: Not sleeping on time, for him, not me.
Tobias: Yeah, if I'm woken up, like someone wakes me up or stops me from going to bed at the time that I'm supposed to ...
Boban (to Tobias): You tell mine.
Tobias: I don't know.
Boban: You see, you don't even know me! I hate when someone talks behind my back. And also rolling eyes ...
Favorite thing about Tobias?
Boban: I help him and he helps me. Mostly me helping him. *laughs*
Favorite thing about Boban?
Tobias: He's a nice guy. Very nice.
One thing you bring with you wherever you go?
Boban: Tobias! *The laughter has turned into a roar at this point, and they proceed to dap*
Are you afraid of anything? Spiders or anything like that?
Tobias: Yeah, all those bugs. All of 'em.
Boban: No bugs, but what is the name of the bird? *Boban makes a woooo sound at this point*
Boban: I'm not afraid, but I don't like to see them.
I’ll be honest, my cheeks hurt from laughing and smiling with these guys at this point. Sixers fans, we’re in for a fun rest of the season with these two!
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