‘Who the F*ck Is U’: Twitter Erupts After Celtics’ Marcus Smart Blames Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown for Not Passing the Ball

Published 11/02/2021, 12:55 AM EDT
Nov 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) reacts during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports


The Boston Celtics suffered another blow to their record as it drops down to 2-5 after losing to the Chicago Bulls. This is their third consecutive loss so far and things just aren’t looking up for the team. However, it seems like that isn’t their only problem at the moment. Their superstar duo, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have been blamed by their very own teammate Marcus Smart for not passing the ball enough. Of course, fans had to get a little piece of the discussion as well.

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Fans pick sides as Marcus Smart calls out Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown

The Boston Celtics keep going further downhill as the 2021-22 NBA season continues. Despite holding a 19-point lead in the third quarter, the Chicago Bulls were able to take over in the fourth quarter. They went on a 37-9 run that led to their extraordinary and unexpected 128-114 victory.

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Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown contributed 20 points and 28 points, respectively. But the complaint wasn’t about their contribution, it was about their inability to pass. Marcus Smart said blatantly, “I would just like to play basketball. Every team knows we’re trying to go to Jayson and Jaylen.”

“Every team is programmed and studied to stop Jayson and Jaylen. I think everybody’s scouting report is to make those guys pass the ball. They don’t want to pass the ball.”

In fact, fans also decided to give their opinion on the matter at hand. Some sided with Smart, but some completely went against him.

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The Boston Celtics duo is working on it

However, Smart was also very clear that both Tatum and Brown are working on this shortcoming of theirs. “That’s something that they’re going to learn. They’re still learning. We’re proud of the progress they’re making, but they’re going to have to make another step and find ways to not only create for themselves but create for others on this team to open up the court for them …” Marcus stated.

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He emphasized the importance for them to learn to pass because when they’re in a tough situation and a clutch shot is needed, the decision to pass will be the right one to take. Of course, the entire team is helping them out to get to that point as well. In fact, even stats have proved their assists are quite low, which means this is quite a general problem.

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If Jaylen and Jayson do figure out a way to pass, can they pull the Celtics out of the losing streak that they’re in? Or is it too late and are they a lost cause already?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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