Marcus Smart is emerging as a leader - may be Smarty Time in Boston

This is not about the Kyrie Irving saga that won't die. I promised to put that to bed. This is about Marcus Smart-as-potential-Celtics-leader. I will make no comment on Smart's 2-minute analysis of Kyrie's part in the frustrating 2018-19 season. The video speaks for itself.


My point here is that I am a dyed-in-the-wool fan of Marcus. I have marveled at his transition from a reckless kid turned loose on the hardwood to a professional veteran who constantly makes winning plays. The theme of his analysis was that every part of the Celtics organization failed to meet their standards last season. He points no fingers at any specific individual - player, coach or exec.


As Chicinthegeek indicates in the top tweet, Smart is "da real one". I love his rendition and the manner in which he delivered it. I see him as a leader, maybe even team Captain - or possibly co-captain with Kemba Walker. Players have come and gone during Marcus' Boston tenure. He remains - and for good reason. He re-signed with the Celtics for what will be a bargain for the team. Danny Ainge loves this guy. It's Smarty Time in Boston. I can't envision him anywhere else.

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  1. They really need to make him captain. He's the heart and soul of the team.

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    1. Early-on, I never envisioned such a role for him. I certainly do now.

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  2. He impressed me with how statesman-like he handled every question, even the one about that altercation with the fan in the stands when OSU visited Texas Tech. He now seems to be the real deal.

    I see some polite diplomacy in his remarks about Irving--better, perhaps, not to give Irving as much of the blame as he may deserve, in that it's better to take the high road and move forward than dwell on a past which is gone and point fingers.

    I'm not sure whether or not we should have a captain and leave that up to Stevens and Ainge, but if they do decide to have one, Smart is certainly the obvious choice.

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