During Saturday night’s game featuring the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks, Marcus Smart got hit with his second technical of the game, earning an ejection.
Then he attacked DeAndre’ Bembry — the two had been chirping at one another for a while — and had to be held back by multiple people.
As news of the near brawl spread on social media, J.R. Smith chimed in, saying Smart is “such a bum.”
JR Smith chimed in on Marcus Smart's reaction to his ejection against the Hawks. pic.twitter.com/lxg0stHtN9
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Now, Smith isn’t an objective outsider here. He and Smart have history together — their clash in the 2018 playoffs being a prime example. More recently, Smart was ejected after getting into it with Smith.
So, it’s clear there is no love lost between these two.