Former Boston Celtics player Marcus Smart recently got married, and the wedding was attended by many familiar faces from both the Celtics roster and coaching staff, demonstrating his enduring love for the team despite being traded.
The marriage united Smart with Maisa Hallum, to whom he had proposed while still with the Celtics in December. The wedding also served as a reunion, with numerous past and present Celtics players present to celebrate the occasion.
🍾 WEDDING CRASHERS! 🍾
The #Celtics crashed Marcus Smart’s wedding this weekend! Sneak peek 👀 ☘️
Spot the Boston Celtics elites: Wyc Grousbeck, Brad Stevens, DWhite, Jayson Tatum, & Jaylen Brown.
Can’t get enough of these hilariously candid moments 🏀💍 pic.twitter.com/V8MgihjfNv
— Celtics on CLNS (@CelticsCLNS) September 18, 2023
The Memphis Grizzlies guard played host to a star-studded guest list at his wedding, including notable Celtics players such as Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and Robert Williams III.
Among his former teammates during his extensive nine-year tenure with the Celtics, he had Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier, 2023 FIBA World Cup champion Daniel Theis, and Dallas Mavericks forward Grant Williams in attendance.
In a show of inclusivity, Smart extended invitations to coaches and key figures within the organization as well. Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens and head coach Joe Mazzulla were among those seen at the wedding, and they even joined Jayson Tatum in the photo booth for some memorable snapshots.
This photo from Marcus Smart’s wedding is EVERYTHING ☘️ pic.twitter.com/AoxLoDx2iU
— Celtics Junkies (@Celtics_Junkies) September 18, 2023
At the wedding, a notable array of guests included Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, Vice President of Basketball Operations Mike Zarren, and former Boston assistant coaches Ben Sullivan and Damon Stoudamire.
However, one of the most intriguing attendees was Ime Udoka, the current head coach of the Houston Rockets, who played a significant role in guiding Marcus Smart and the Celtics to the NBA Finals in 2022.
Despite Udoka’s past suspension and departure from the Celtics due to a scandal, it’s evident that his former players still hold him in high regard.
While the full details of Udoka’s inappropriate relationships with Celtics personnel may remain undisclosed, it’s noteworthy that he secured another prominent coaching position.
In the aftermath of this joyous wedding, most of the NBA guests will continue on their separate paths. Udoka will lead a revamped Rockets team, the Celtics will pursue their quest for Banner No. 18, and Smart will endeavor to make his mark in Memphis.
Although Marcus Smart is no longer a Celtic, the city of Boston retains a deep affection for him. Fans can look forward to seeing him back in Boston when the Celtics welcome the Grizzlies on February 4, 2024.