- The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets made a trade on Wednesday centered around Christian Wood.
- The deal also sends Boban Marjanovic to the Rockets, Luka Doncic’s close friend.
- The NBA world reacted to the unfortunate split of Luka and Boban — and some of the reactions are glorious.
The NBA Draft is right around the corner, and Wednesday night gave the league the first big trade prior to draft night. The Houston Rockets traded Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the No. 26 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and a few players — Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss, and Boban Marjanovic.
So, basically, the trade is Wood for the first-round choice, and the Mavs get a quality big man to pair with Luka. However, this trade didn’t go over well with loyal Mavs fans, and surely Luka himself is a bit saddened to see his friend, Boban, go to another Texas team.
NBA World Reacts To The Luka Doncic And Boban Marjanovic Split
The NBA world quickly pumped out a number of memes, gifs, and funny moments from the two — and the Luka-Boban pairing is no more in Dallas, at least for now.
Luka Doncic and BFF Boban Marjanovic will have to go their separate ways due to the recent trade involving the Mavs and Rockets 😭 pic.twitter.com/zZzzvuobsd
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 16, 2022
Gonna miss this Luka and Boban duo 😭💙
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 16, 2022
We’re gonna miss these Boban & Luka moments 😭💙 pic.twitter.com/AnPrg4tpCm
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 16, 2022
🗣 BOBAN BOBAN TWO LINES
Can't believe Luka and Boban aren't teammates anymore 😭pic.twitter.com/fn9pfjaK8F
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 16, 2022
Luka Doncic after seeing that Boban got traded to the Rockets pic.twitter.com/HcNplKeNYO
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) June 16, 2022
BREAKING UP THE BOBAN LUKA BROMANCE WHAT THE HELL IS THE POINT OF THE NBA https://t.co/lXuNR6F41L
— Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) June 16, 2022
have they considered it's legally not allowed to separate luka and boban https://t.co/oTegMLzCSL
— divock ovigi (@OVECHKlN) June 16, 2022
Mark Cuban broke up Boban and Luka.
This breaks my heart. https://t.co/vokm2p1V95
— Andrew Hammond (@ahammFreePress) June 16, 2022
RIP the Luka and Boban bromance https://t.co/RdjqR4lwlG
— Justin Prochaska (@JustinRPro) June 16, 2022
THEY GAVE UP BOBAN.
— Saad Yousuf (@SaadYousuf126) June 16, 2022
However, deep down, Luka has to be ecstatic about adding Christian Wood to the team. This Tweet sums it up perfectly.
When Luka see Christian Wood at the Mavs facility pic.twitter.com/i2UDKqc5IS
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) June 16, 2022
Sure, the Luka-Boban pairing is no more, but the Mavs got a whole lot better by bringing Christian Wood to the team, and who knows, maybe Mark Cuban has other tricks up his sleeve after the Mavs lost in the Western Conference Finals.
It will be weird not seeing Luka Doncic and Boban Marjanovic in the same locker room. Although, maybe Boban finds his way back to the Mavericks at some point.
You never know.