Keep your eye on Marcus Smart baseline ???? pic.twitter.com/0CISuMfzhm— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 6, 2018
I’d say Marcus Smart has officially lost it but we all know that happened a long time ago. He only proved it further with his positively outrageous decision to get off the floor with a “kip-up” move during the Celtics’ blowout win over the Chicago Bulls.
You may not know the move by name. But if you’ve ever watched pro wrestling, breakdancing, or any kind of ninja/martial arts movie, you’ve seen it before. Shawn Michaels was famous for doing it during his matches in WWE.
Anyway, you can watch Smart’s ridiculous move in the above video. And what makes it even funnier is that he claimed he wasn’t trying to do it.
Asked Marcus Smart about his ninja flip. “I wasn’t even trying to do that. I was just trying to get up.”— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 6, 2018
Who Did It Better?
Here’s Shawn Michaels’ version of the kip-up, for reference:
Smart’s got a long way to go before he can perfect the move the way the “Heartbreak Kid” did it. He might have a chance in Toucher & Rich’s Krush The Krew Contest, though.
The guy gets a lot of much-deserved criticism for his flopping, but there’s no denying that he’s wildly entertaining to watch. Here’s just the latest example.
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