By Jerry Wein
Last night’s Sixers-Mavs game was delayed 44 minutes midway through the first quarter when one of the rims was determined to be crooked.
Before the arena maintenance crew started working on the crooked rim, 7-foot-4 Boban Marjanovic of Dallas unsuccessfully tried to yank it back in place.
It was determined the entire hoop, backboard and stanchion had to be replaced.
As the new apparatus was wheeled out of the tunnel and onto the floor, the 76ers’ Matisse Thybulle clapped politely from Philadelphia’s bench.
Bring in Boban to fix the rim ? pic.twitter.com/ox21hGJDOX
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