Celtics’ Marcus Smart shares hilarious birthday present for Kemba Walker
Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday, and C’s teammate Marcus Smart made sure to give the All-Star guard quite a present to celebrate the big three-0.
Smart knew he wouldn’t be able greet his teammate face-to-face due to the social distancing measures still in place, but he still found a way to give Smart a treat for his special day:
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) May 8, 2020
That’s classic Marcus Smart right there. In case you missed it, Smart also so thoughtfully jotted down how much credit was on each of the two gift cards, and it sums up to a grand total of $1.73. Hilarious.
On a serious note, though, Smart and Walker have actually gotten along quite well as Boston’s new-look backcourt tandem this season. Walker’s offensive prowess is excellently complemented by Smart’s tenacity on the defensive end.
These two, along with the rest of the Celtics squad, have lifted the team to a 43-21 record prior to the season hiatus. That’s good for third overall in the Eastern Conference, as they sit just below the league-best Milwaukee Bucks, and the defending champs Toronto Raptors, who are first and second, respectively.
If the season jumps into the playoffs upon its resumption — as some have proposed — then the Celtics will face off against the sixth-placed Philadelphia 76ers in the first round. That will certainly be quite a treat, with no love lost between these two sides. They have had their history of bad blood over the past couple of years, and this is definitely going to be one of the best matchups of the first round, if ever.