The other side of Marcus Smart - another reason why we love him
We know the on-court Marcus Smart very well. Taking on the opposing team's best player - dogging him at every move - never giving in to fatigue - switching, blocking, intimidating and generally disrupting whatever the opposition is trying to accomplish. But he does some things away from NBA competition that are equally admirable.
Take a look at what DraftExpress had to say about Marcus prior to the 2014 NBA draft. Sounds about right, doesn't it?
So Tyler Bussey got the YGC MVP Award from Smart for being a tough, disciplined, selfless, competitive teammate. Who knows, the redheaded youngster may become the next Brian Scalabrine - or even Dave Cowens. Nice job, Marcus. Working with these kids has great value - both for them and for you.
Congrats to Tyler Bussey 4 bein my Boston session one YGC MVP! 5 requirements- SELFLESS/COMPETE/TEAMMATE/TOUGH/DISCIPLINED. GOT EM SOME @VMODA headphones, some game shoes of mine & the crystal trophy 🏆 Thanks to all my YGC Players in session 1- y’all can ball! Session 2 next! pic.twitter.com/Qazchhvl0W
I have loathing for individuals who preach one thing and practice something entirely different. Marcus teaches selflessness, competitiveness, toughness, discipline and team play - and guess what - that is how he plays for the Boston Celtics. Gotta love the guy - and I'm sure his kids do also.