Marcus Smart has returned from a brutal eye infection that inspired his Boston Celtics teammates to give him a super awesome nickname.
Smart is known for his scrappy style of play. He will dive for loose balls, take charges, whatever it takes to help the C’s.
It doesn’t matter how much the Celtics are winning or losing by. Whenever Smart is on the court he gives 110 percent.
As you could guess, Smart is a tough player. He seems to always return from injuries rather quickly.
Smart’s latest setback was quite difficult. It almost took away his vision. Smart had a severe eye infection that kept him out for almost a month.
But Smart is back and is already making a difference. He is averaging 7 points, 4.5 assist, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals a game.
Because of Marcus Smart’s great healing ability, he has gotten a new nickname. His teammates are now calling him Wolverine.
If you aren’t a big comic/superhero fan (you are really missing out), Wolverine is known for his ability to heal rapidly.
You can not discount Smart’s role on the team. He is able to give the team life in a split second. His defense has single-handedly won games for the team.
Marcus Smart seems to have been born to play in Boston. He plays like he is playing for his hometown team. He is willing to give everything for his teammates.
So hopefully Smart will continue to electrify the team as the Boston Celtics continue to be one of the best teams in Eastern Conference. Maybe we could see Marcus Smart finally get a championship ring (something none of us could have expected at the beginning of the season).