Celtics’ Marcus Smart benched himself in Game 1 vs. Wizards

Marcus Smart was having a rough time in Game 1 of the Celtics’ series against the Wizards.

So much so that he decided to bench himself in the fourth quarter so the team could rally.

“I just decided to take myself out. Things were going wrong and I was making a couple mistakes,” Smart said Monday, via ESPN.com. “Everyone else was playing good, so I decided to take myself out and let those guys keep going, and really calm myself down and get ready to go back into the game to finish the game.”

Smart finished with six points, four assists, three rebounds and three blocks. At the beginning of the fourth quarter he committed two turnovers and two fouls and was eventually subbed out for Isaiah Thomas, who lost a tooth earlier in the game.

LaVar, though, was tight-lipped about sales and is also not saying who makes the shoes or how much they cost to make.

A previous ESPN.com report said three major basketball Cheap Quality Jerseys shoe companies — Nike, Adidas and Under Armour — have shown no interest in partnering with LaVar and Lonzo Ball. While LaVar is strident he does not want a traditional endorsement deal for his son, he told Le Batard the largest endorsement offer Lonzo received was for $2 million over five years.

“I was not in this for no endorsement deal,” LaVar said (via SportsBusiness Daily). “They’ve Cheap Queensland Jerseys been endorsing cats all these years. I don’t want endorsement deals. I want the co-brand.”

↑ Back to Top