Marcus Smart wore No. 33 at Oklahoma State, but wearing that as a Celtic is totally out of the question. Smart has decided to adopt 36 as his new number, and there is some very specific reasoning behind it.
Marcus Smart and James Young hold up their #36 and #13 jerseys pic.twitter.com/L7ZCY4P4NV
— John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) June 30, 2014
Marcus Smart on why he chose number 36: “3 for the history, 6 for the pick”
— NBA Insider (@3nbainsider) June 30, 2014
Marcus Smart said he chose #36 because 3 was his late brother’s number and 6 was his draft selection #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) June 30, 2014
Smart becomes just the second No. 36 in Celtics history, joining Shaquille O’Neal who wore the number for the Celtics in his last NBA season, 2010-11.