Marcus Smart Allegedly Hurt His Hand After Finding Something He Didn't Like While Instagram Stalking
BostonHerald- The book is far from closed in the Marcus Smart matter. While the team is said to be satisfied with the explanation behind the Wednesday incident in which he lacerated his right hand, he could still face a fine and/or suspension.
According to league sources briefed on the situation, Smart’s story checks out. There was a broken picture frame in the bathroom in his Beverly Hills hotel room, and glass was indeed found in his hand, requiring stitches. The Celtic guard’s anger was apparently raised over pictures posted by a female acquaintance on social media — pictures that have since been deleted.
Smart received stitches in Los Angeles and returned to Boston, where doctors examined him and determined he could miss approximately two weeks. According to one NBA source, it is within the Celtics’ right to levy punishment, possibly matching a suspension to the number of games Smart is forced to miss with the injury.
Coach Brad Stevens has said any such most penalties would “most likely be handled internally.”
Today on 'Professional Athletes, They Really Are People Too'.
No, but seriously. If I were to offer a word of advice to Marcus Smart it would be to be more aware of his surroundings when doing his internet stalking. While I do enjoy the sign of the times that is the Celtics' guard treating a physical picture frame like nothing more than the most unforgiving of punching bags due to what he found in an online picture frame, it's of note that glass is more welcomed around public pools than it is around the inherent angers of social media. That pain will heal but - much like a certain "acquaintance's" recently deleted Instagram photo - the damage doesn't match the frivolousness of the act when you're dealing with a target that shatters. Admittedly, I appreciate that the mental image compares favorably to an emotional realization in a dramatic film about love lost, but life ain't a movie and even high-end hotels don't provide production teams that make sure all the insanely sharp pieces fall where they may...be easily swept up victim-free.
There's not many millennials on the planet that can't relate to the irrational rage that results from Instagram instigation, but I also don't think it's crazy to expect better anger management out of our professional athletes. The Celtics can't have their biggest pest and most effective stopper sitting on the sidelines with a diced up hand and a broken heart, so it's time for Marcus Smart to grow the hell up and forcefully throw his phone across the room when he doesn't like what he's found on it. If not because unnecessary injuries bring forth the most shameful of regret, then because the beauty of the cloud is that's it's as indestructible as a pillow and we shouldn't let Amar'e Stoudemire's alarming stupidity be in vain.