Former Oklahoma State University guard Marcus Smart posted a heartfelt message Monday after his mother lost her battle with cancer.
"I feel like I'm suffocating and the person who helps me get through things (has) left me but I know (you're) in a better place with no more worries, no more hurt, no more sadness or pain," Smart posted on Twitter. "Hate to let u go but I thank god for allowing me to have one of his (angels) to call my mom."
Smart currently plays for the Boston Celtics.
His mother, Camellia, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in April.
During the team's playoff run, he wrote "Mama's Boy" and "I fight, you fight" and "F Cancer" on his shoes, ESPN reported.
"Words can't express nor is there enough time in the world to tell u how much I love and miss u," Smart wrote. "So until we meet again I say R.I.P. To the strongest woman I know, Camellia Smart, my mom."
I love you, Mom. pic.twitter.com/kmpyBlsJnP
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) September 18, 2018
In July, Smart signed a 4-year, $52 million deal to stay with the Celtics.
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