Day 36: Marcus Smart


Today is Day 36 of the Omer. Hesed sheb’yesod. Generosity that flows from justice.

Was there any way that I was not going to choose Marcus Smart for Day 36? Absolutely not.

The week of Yesod, which begins today is associated with the Biblical figure of Joseph, who is one of the most significant figures in the book of Genesis. And the parallels between Joseph and Marcus Smart are uncanny.

Joseph in many ways is the forgotten hero of the Book of Genesis, not included amongst the Biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, even though a significant part of Genesis details his narrative. Marcus Smart doesn’t get the headlines nationally either, as his teammates collect All-Star appearances and endorsement deals, but he is on the floor when it matters.

Joseph is the favorite son of Jacob and Marcus Smart is definitely the favorite son of Boston Celtics fans (or…

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