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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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Shaq vs. Kenny -- Sub-Zero Severed My Spine (Crazy Violent Video)

Shaq vs. Kenny
Sub-Zero Severed My Spine (Crazy Violent Video)

Shaquille O'Neal was cut in half ... and had his spinal cord ripped in half ... all in the same day -- and it was all thanks to Kenny "The Jet" Smith.… READ MORE >

NBA's Kenny Smith -- KNICKS ARE CURSED ... Lakers Are Relevant

NBA's Kenny Smith
KNICKS ARE CURSED ... Lakers Are Relevant

The NY Knicks must have done something terrible to someone in a past life, 'cause they're more cursed than the John Madden cover ... so says "Inside the NBA" star… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Kenny Smith -- Larry Bird Talked So Much Crap ... Greatest of All Time!

Kenny Smith
Larry Bird Talked So Much Crap ... Greatest of All Time!

Larry Bird wasn't just talented when it came to talking crap ... HE'S THE BEST EVER ... so claims Kenny "The Jet" Smith ... who says Bird's trash talk game was even… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Kenny Smith -- Shaq's Limpin' Around ... After Titanic Tumble

Kenny Smith
Shaq's Limpin' Around ... After Titanic Tumble

Shaq might be on the 15-day DL after taking a (hilarious) spill on the set of "Inside the NBA" last night ... that's according to co-host Kenny Smith who says… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Charles Barkley -- Adam Silver Is Right ... I'm Way Better Looking Than Shaq

Charles Barkley
Adam Silver Is Right I'm Way Better Looking Than Shaq

Pretty funny moment on "Inside the NBA" Wednesday night ... when Charles Barkley and Shaq watched the TMZ Sports clip of NBA commish Adam Silver having to choose… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Kenny Smith -- Honoring Dean Smith ... With UNC Dinner at Final Four

Kenny Smith
Honoring Dean Smith With UNC Dinner at Final Four

// Kenny "The Jet" Smith says he's not exactly going to honor his former UNC coach's last wishes ... 'cause even though he got Dean Smith's $200 check, he refuses to spend the money.  You… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Charles Barkley -- Barack Obama Bracket Haters ... You're Just Racist!

Charles Barkley
Obama Bracket Haters ... You're Just Racist!

// Charlie Sheen -- and anyone else who's mad at President Obama for filling out an NCAA tournament bracket -- is really just an old fashioned racist ... so says Charles Barkley. Sr. Chuck… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Kenny Smith's Daughter -- I Love Shaq ... But No Duets, Please

Kenny Smith's Daughter
I Love Shaq ... But No Duets, Please

// Ex-NBA star Kenny Smith taught his daughter well ... because she busted on Shaquille O'Neal's rap skills like she was one of the boys -- telling us she will NEVER duet with the… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Kenny Smith's Daughter -- R&B Career Exploding ... In Talks with Rich Gang

Kenny Smith's Daughter
R&B Career Exploding In Talks with Rich Gang

Kenny "The Jet" Smith's daughter Kayla Brianna is blowin' up in the hip-hop world ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned the 21-year-old singer is in talks to sign with Birdman's Rich Gang… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Kenny Smith -- SHAQ'S OUT FOR REVENGE ... After Xmas Tree Attack

Kenny Smith
SHAQ'S OUT FOR REVENGE ... After Xmas Tree Attack

Payback's a bitch ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith who says he's constantly looking over his shoulder -- waiting for Shaq to try to get his revenge for that infamous Christmas tree… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago

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