It was a breakthrough season for the Boston Celtics in 2021-22. The team reached the NBA Finals for the first time since their last era of contention.
All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum earned the first Eastern Conference Finals Larry Bird Most Valuable Player award. And it wasn’t just the St. Louis native taking home hardware, either. Veteran Celtics point guard Marcus Smart picked up the 2022 Defensive Player of the Year award and had it handed to him by the last guard to win the award, Gary Payton Sr., in a surprise reveal.
Take a look at the clip Embedded below to see a short reel of Smart’s award reveal along with several other hardware winners for the 2021-22 season put together by the NBA’s YouTube channel.
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