Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart makes assist to children’s hospital

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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been a fantastic player for the team during his time in green. Smart has the reputation of being an even better human being off of the court. His YounGameChanger Foundation has raised money and made donations to schools and children’s hospitals around the country. Smart’s organization also gave back to frontline workers during the pandemic.

Over the weekend Children’s Wisconsin shared a photo of one of the two “Smart Carts” that the YounGameChanger Foundation donated. Each of the two carts were filled with Nintendo Switch Lites, tablets, games, as well as other items for children in the Infusion and Dialysis areas of the hospital.

Smart tweeted about his donations to Children’s Wisconsin:

The NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year donated to the hospital in honor of Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday and his wife Lauren. The Holiday’s visited the hospital over the weekend and spent time with some of the patients.

Smart and Holiday battled it out in the 2022 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals as their respective teams went the full seven games. Holiday got the better of Smart in Game 5, blocking his game-winning shot attempt, and then stealing the ball from Smart as he dribbled up for a desperation heave at the end of regulation. Smart and the Boston Celtics got the last laugh, winning the series in seven games. The DPOY helped the Cs extend the series, scoring 22 points in Game 6 at Fiserv Forum, and then had a double-double in Game 7, scoring 11 points and dishing out 10 assists.

Children’s Wisconsin expressed gratitude for the two all-defensive team guards, saying:

"“Despite being rivals on the court, Marcus and Jrue know some things are bigger than basketball.”"

Marcus Smart continues to be the gift that keeps on giving for the Boston Celtics on and off the court.