When veteran Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart received news of his trade to the Memphis Grizzlies after nine years in Boston, it left him shocked and saddened. While Celtics fans will undoubtedly miss his presence on the court, Smart’s departure will also be felt off of it as well.
The Flower Mound native had always envisioned retiring as a Celtic, and this unexpected trade disrupted those plans. However, his impact in Boston extended far beyond basketball. Smart’s involvement in the community, particularly in empowering young people and providing inspiration for pediatric cancer patients, made him a beloved figure.
The loss of Smart is not only a blow to the Celtics organization but also a poignant moment for the city of Boston, which will forever remember his dedication and love for being a Celtic.
To hear what the folks over at local Boston TV station WBZ had to say about what the loss of Smart for Bostonians, check out the clip embedded above.
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Grant Williams reacts to the Boston Celtics trading away Marcus Smart
Source: Yahoo Sports