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Kenny Smith

Kenneth (Kenny) "The Jet" Smith (born March 8, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He currently works as a TV basketball analyst, primarily for Inside the NBA on TNT. Smith was born in Queens, New York, and attended Archbishop Molloy High School. He then played basketball at the University of North Carolina. Smith was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. In his professional career, Smith scored 9,397 points and recorded 4,073 assists. He won two NBA championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995. In the first game of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic, Smith made seven three-pointers, including a game-tying shot which sent the game into overtime. The Rockets won the game 120–118. Smith joined Turner Sports in 1998. He has teamed with Ernie Johnson, Jr. and Charles Barkley on Inside the NBA, a winner of the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show. Smith has been described as a "straight man" to

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Kenny Smith -- DeMarcus Won't Fight Charles Barkley ... 'They're Just Playin'

Kenny Smith
DeMarcus Won't Fight Barkley ... 'They're Just Playin'

There will be no MEGA-FIGHT between Charles Barkley and DeMarcus Cousins ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith ... who tells TMZ Sports the guys were "just playing" when they threatened to destroy… READ MORE >

Kenny Smith -- Jason Collins Is No Hall of Famer

Kenny Smith
Jason Collins Is No Hall of Famer

He's the first openly gay player in NBA history, but don't expect to see Jason Collins in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame unless he buys a ticket like everyone else ... so says Kenny Smith.Collins… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- 'Wanna See Me Smack Kenny Smith In the Head?'

Shaquille O'Neal
'Wanna See Me Smack Kenny Smith in the Head?'

We ran into Shaquille O'Neal for 84 seconds in New York City Monday ... and here's what happened: 1) He spoke Hebrew to us2) He insulted Batman3) He named the BEST movie he ever appeared in… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
Kenny Smith -- I've Heard Shaq DJ ... He's Actually Pretty Good!

Kenny Smith
I've Heard Shaq DJ ... He's Actually Pretty Good!

Shaquille O'Neal is no JOKE at the turntables ... and will actually IMPRESS the crowd when he makes his debut as a nightclub DJ in Vegas next week ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 183 days ago
Kenny Smith -- $10k Blackjack's 'NOT SMART' ... But Ray Allen Can Afford It

Kenny Smith
$10k Blackjack Is 'NOT SMART' But Ray Allen Can Afford It

Ray Allen is worth between $200 and $300 MILLION DOLLARS ... and even though it's "not smart" for the guy to play high-stakes blackjack, Ray can afford it ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith. The… READ MORE >

- 305 days ago
LeBron James -- TRAPPED IN HAIR-LOSS DENIAL ... Says Kenny Smith

LeBron James
TRAPPED IN HAIR-LOSS DENIAL ... Says Kenny Smith

LeBron James is losing a battle with nature ... and he needs to stop fighting ... so says Kenny Smith, who tells TMZ Sports LBJ should lose the headbands and ACCEPT HIS BALDNESS ALREADY!!!Smith is… READ MORE >

- 356 days ago
Kenny Smith -- T-Mac & Kobe Are Wrong ... Jordan Is The Greatest EVER

Kenny Smith
T-Mac & Kobe Are Wrong Jordan Is The Greatest EVER

NBA alum Kenny Smith thinks Kobe & T-Mac are suffering from a severe case of baller amnesia -- 'cause when it comes to the greatest offensive player of all time, there's only one real answer… READ MORE >

- 484 days ago
Kenny Smith -- I'm Not Buyin' Shaq's Excuse!

Kenny Smith -- I'm Not Buyin' Shaq's Excuse!

He's paid to call it like he sees it -- and NBA analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith sees a ton of BS with how Shaq explained his "freestyle" ass-tasting assault on Kobe Bryant. // At least the The Jet… READ MORE >

- 2370 days ago

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