Celtics guard Marcus Smart’s social distancing PSA prompts hilarious observation from Danny Ainge
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is thankfully in good spirits and feeling well one week after announcing he tested positive for COVID-19. But that didn’t stop him from getting (lightly) roasted by his general manager on Twitter.
On Thursday afternoon, Smart posted an encouraging update on his status while showing off his hallway fit for his endorser, Puma — with his hair in afro form. “Let’s all continue to do our part & stay home,” Smart also reminded everyone.
The Celtics GM used Smart’s post as an opportunity to “compliment” the defensive stalwart on looking taller with the new look. “Looking at least 6’5″‘ Ainge quote-tweeted. Smart is officially listed as 6’3 on the Celtics roster.
Looking at least 6’5” 😱☘️💪🏼 https://t.co/LSBFNkaKr7
— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) March 26, 2020
On March 19th, the Celtics starter posted a video to Twitter saying he had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. At the time, he said he had “been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness” and reminded his followers to take the virus wit the highest degree of “serioussness.” He also called for “more testing ASAP.”
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo last Friday, Smart reiterated that he’d “been taking isolation — the quarantine very, very seriously. I’ve been quarantined for a while now. Ever since we got back from our road trip and decided to get the team tested. I have been quarantined ever since. Doing everything I’m supposed to. Washing my hands. Germ-x. Everything.”
“Be positive…but definitely be alert to what’s going on and take the precautions to not only protect yourself but by protecting yourself, you protect others,” he added.
It’s not the first time the Celtics’ front office member has (playfully) targeted Smart on social media. In fact, Smart is a frequent subject of Ainge’s Twitter barbs, including multiple times this week.
None of these. Let me design and cut for a unanimous decision☘️🔥 https://t.co/Hd9vhnfMan
— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) March 19, 2020
— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) March 17, 2020