One unidentified player from the Milwaukee Bucks learned the hard way not to talk trash to Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart.
Already known as a scrappy, high-motor, energizer bunny whenever he’s on the floor, Smart also showed why his mouth is never one to be underestimated when he put someone from the Bucks in the right place during the Celtics’ 96-89 road win Thursday.
According to Jared Weiss of USA Today, Smart relayed a story to Abby Chin of NBC Sports that a Bucks player tried to take him off of his game by talking junk. As a retort, Smart knocked down a 3-pointer and made fun of the poor player’s barely existent playing time.
Smart told @tvabby a Buck called him trash, so he hit a 3 then said “I’m playing on a hurt ankle & you still ain’t got no playing time." pic.twitter.com/kE0aF2dQy1
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) October 27, 2017
The report mentioned that Smart thought it was one of the Bucks’ rookies, so let’s try to speculate. The Bucks currently have two greenhorns on their roster namely Sterling Brown and D.J Wilson, who both are not part of the team’s rotation.
That being said, I’d like to think that it was Gary Payton II, who’s the suspect here because the thought of Gary Payton’s kid keeping the family’s brand of trash talking alive in today’s NBA just makes this story even more interesting.