Boban Marjanovic commenced his career in Europe and won several trophies there. He made it to the NBA in 2015 and since then, he has won many fans, thanks to his talent. The Serbian player has become so popular that he has even landed a part in a Hollywood blockbuster, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
The second tallest basketball player after Tacko Fall is also doing well at the home front as a loving husband and caring father of two. Though he tied the nuptial knot with his Serbian girlfriend in 2014, their relationship dates back to 2007 when they meet and became an item. The couple’s union has endured to date, despite Boban’s busy schedule.
Boban Marjanovic Has Played With Several A-list Teams in the NBA and Beyond
The basketball player started his professional career in his home country, Serbia, before joining the National Basketball Association. He began playing basketball as a child and by the age of 14, was signed by a Serbian professional team known as Hemofarm. The center forward would play for their youth and first team in the Adriatic League.
In the years that followed, he journeyed from CSKA Moscow (2010 -2011) to Zalgiris (2011); Nizhny Novgorod (2011 – 2012) to Radnicki Kragujevac (2012); Mega Vizura (2012 – 2013), and then Crvena Zvezda (2013 – 2015) before making it to the NBA where he first played for the Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs (2015 – 2016)
Boban joined the Spurs after inking a one-year $1.2 million deal on the 17th of July 2015. On the 30th of October, the tall player made his NBA debut, recording a total of six points and five rebounds in his team’s 102–75 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Boban was later assigned to Austin Spurs (San Antonio’s D-League affiliate) on the 4th of December, however, he didn’t stay long as San Antonio recalled him on the 6th of December.
He would later emerge as the first player in the history of the Spurs franchise to record 12 rebounds within 15 minutes or less. The Spurs came against the Phoenix Suns on the 21st of January 2016. They won 117–89 and the game saw Boban record 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
During their regular-season finale on the 13th of April, San Antonio Spurs emerged victorious in their game against the Dallas Mavericks (96–91); there, Boban earned a career-high 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Detroit Pistons (2016 – 2018)
Following the 2015/16 season, Boban Marjanović became a restricted free agent after which the Detroit Pistons presented him with a three-year, $21 million offer on July 7, 2016. He accepted when the Spurs couldn’t match the offer.
In a 115–114 win against the Charlotte Hornets on the 5th of January 2017, the center forward recorded 15 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.
The Pistons came against the Houston Rockets on the 7th of April 2017 where Boban led his team in a 114–109 win, scoring a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
Los Angeles Clippers (2018 – 2019)
On the 29th of January 2018, Boban, Avery Bradley, and Tobias Harris were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Willie Reed, Blake Griffin, and Brice Johnson. On the 27th of February 2018, the Clippers recorded a 122–120 win against the Denver Nuggets assisted by Marjanovic’s season-high 18 points.
Philadelphia 76ers (2019)
Traded to the Philadelphia 76ers with Tobias Harris on the 6th of February 2019, Boban recorded 22 appearances for the team during the regular season. His time with them saw the basketball star average 8.2 points in addition to 5.1 rebounds in 13.9 minutes for a game.
With time, he assisted the 76ers in getting past the Brooklyn Nets during the initial round of the 2019 NBA playoffs. However, the Toronto Raptors eventually eliminated the 76ers in the Conference Semi-finals which marked the end of Boban’s stay with the team.
Dallas Mavericks (2019 – Present)
Boban Marjanovic is currently playing with the Dallas Mavericks after inking a contract with the team on the 23rd of July 2019. In a game on the 11th of March 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic brought the season to a sudden halt, the gigantic player scored a career-high 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 113–97 win against the Denver Nuggets.
Contracts That Contributed to Marjanovic’s $20 Million Net Worth
Given his exploits and recorded victories as a basketball player before and after he joined the NBA, it is natural for one to expect Boban Marjanovic’s fortune to be as gigantic as the player.
The second tallest player in the NBA has had his net worth estimated by various sources at a massive $20 million. Of course, his major source of income is the career earnings he has accrued over the years.
The Serbian national made it to the big leagues when he joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2015. The center forward spent just one year with them during which he enjoyed a contract worth $1.2 million.
His income was boosted as the player gained popularity in the league. From the Spurs, Marjanovic moved on to the Detroit Pistons on a three-year contract worth $21 million. Now with the Mavs, his projected salary is $3.5 million per year.
He Has Also Earned from Acting
Marjanovic’s income is not restricted to basketball. The center-forward is also a budding actor. He made his Hollywood debut in the blockbuster movie, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the third installment in the John Wick series.
In the movie, Marjanovic played the role of an assassin named Ernest.
The NBA Center Forward Seems to be a One Woman Man
There are just a select number of celebs who have recorded success both in their professional life and at the home front, Boban Marjanovic is one of them.
The 7 feet 3.5 inches tall player is married to his long-time girlfriend, Milica Krstic. Apart from being the wife of a popular NBA star, much isn’t known about Milica and what she does for a living, but there are reasons to believe she is a model.
The couple first met at a birthday party back in Serbia and commenced their relationship around 2007. They dated for several years during which Marjanovic’s career threatened their romance.
The player’s busy schedule often meant that he skipped important occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays. Krstic, however, took it all in stride and decided to support her man’s career all the way.
Boban Marjanovic and Krstic Exchanged Vows In 2014
The couple was able to sustain their relationship, so they got married in 2014. They decided to make a show out of their wedding ceremony by hosting it in two parts; the first was held on a Mexican beach followed by the second that happened in their home country.
Boban Marjanovic and his wife are now proud parents of two boys. The first is Vuk who was born in 2012 while the second is named Pera.
Marjanovic’s wife is quite popular on Instagram where she is known as Mrs. Bobi. She often posts pictures of family vacations and celebrations, as well as photos of her man’s exploits.