Travis Ford on the 'tough' Marcus Smart: 'He’s as real as it gets'


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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was a star at Oklahoma State University before getting the call to NBA action, and his former coach is grateful for all the C's star has done for his team over the past week. Travis Ford's Saint Louis Billikens were in town to play the Boston College Eagles this week, and Smart attended both practice and the game while also hosting his former coach's team at TD Garden as the Celtics defeated the Sacramento Kings by a slim 103-102 margin. The Billikens not only got a tour of TD Garden, but also some very special advice from Smart himself.

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