Marcus Smart makes bizarre historical reference in motivational tweet

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Marcus Smart's heart was clearly in the right place. His grasp of history, however? A little off.

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The Celtics' guard responded to a young basketball player's plea for advice on Twitter with some great words of wisdom ... until the very end. That's when Smart used Presidential-based comparison that had history teachers everywhere squirming.

The slight to John Adams was met with swift (and somewhat hilarious) responses.

After the wave of responses to the well-meaning tweet, Smart finally weighed back in ...