Brad Stevens: ‘Unacceptable’ if Marcus Smart made obscene gesture
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Wednesday said it’s “unacceptable” if Marcus Smart did in fact make an obscene gesture during Tuesday’s Game 2 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Smart appeared to make the alleged obscene gesture following a missed three-pointer about midway through the fourth quarter. As Smart made his way back on defense, he extended his right hand and middle finger and then pointing in the direction of a fan seated courtside at TD Garden.
Stevens, on a conference call Wednesday, indicated he could not confirm for certain Smart made the gesture. But if Smart did in fact do so, Stevens expects the NBA to investigate the matter.
“Obviously, I’ve been told of the gesture,” Stevens said, via ESPN. “I saw a brief video clip of it but, from my clip, from the angle that I saw, I couldn’t tell. But obviously if he made a gesture, it’s unacceptable and that will be handled by the league.”
Should the NBA establish Smart made the obscene gesture, the Celtics guard most certainly will face league discipline in some form.
The Celtics obviously are reeling and frustration began to set it during Game 2’s loss, which put the team in an 0-2 hole after two games played at home. The series shifts to United Center for the next two games, with Game 3 set for Friday.