Smart — when asked if he prides himself in being “a pain in the ass” — chuckled.
“I guess you could say that,” Smart said. “My mom might say that. But nah, I play defense with passion, and defense wins games, and that was proven tonight.”
A deep love is the subtext behind that quip. Smart put it on display again – unfortunately after the death of Camellia Smart, who had been battling cancer.
Smart plays with such heart, passion and toughness. If his mother were his role model, he honors her every time he takes the court.