Boban Marjanovic Intentionally Misses Free Throw So Fans Win Free Chicken Promotion

Houston Rockets center Boban Marjanovic misses a free throw vs. the Los Angeles Clippers
Houston Rockets center Boban Marjanovic misses a free throw vs. the Los Angeles Clippers / Screenshot via Mike Golic Jr. on X

Houston Rockets center Boban Marjanovic sent fans in Los Angeles home happy, and with full stomachs.

Late into the fourth quarter of the Rockets' season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers, Marjanovic went to the free throw line and proceeded to miss the first of two shots. As part of a Clippers promotion, if an opposing players misses two free throws in a row, fans are treated to free chicken.

Seemingly aware of what was at stake, Marjanovic took it upon himself to secure the fanbase some chicken. The 7'4" center pointed to himself before attempting the second free throw, which he clanked off the rim for another miss.

The 35-year-old played two seasons for the Clippers during his career, and he returned some of the love the fanbase showed him during his tenure in Los Angeles. It's safe to say the gesture was greatly appreciated by fans at Crypto.com Arena.

Fortunately, for the Rockets, though they were already eliminated from playoff contention, Marjanovic's antics from the free-throw line didn't have a sigificant impact on the game, as the Rockets won 116–105.


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Karl Rasmussen

KARL RASMUSSEN

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