You love him. You trust him. But now he plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, traded away from the Boston Celtics before he could win a title with the ball club that drafted him out of Oklahoma State. We are of course talking about veteran floor general Marcus Smart, who recently made his first trip back to Boston to face the Celtics at TD Garden as a member of the Grizzlies.
As weird as it might have been at first, it felt like old times almost as soon as the Flower Mound native was seen in the building. Is there enough of a connection between Smart, the Celtics, and their fans to warrant retiring his number with Boston?
This is a contentious question, and on a recent episode of the CLNS Media “Celtics Beat” podcast, Boston Globe reporter Gary Washburn and the hosts of the pod debated this question in light of Smart’s return.
Check out the clip embedded above to hear what they had to say.
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