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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
Adam Silver's the Real Hero ... In Oakley, Knicks Truce

Stop giving the credit to Michael Jordan -- the real hero in the Charles Oakley, Knicks truce is NBA Commish Adam Silver ... so says Kenny Smith.  In fact, Smith says Silver was nothing… READ MORE >

Kevin Durant Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith (VIDEO)

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Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith

Kevin Durant will face hatred of LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS when he returns to OKC to face his old team Saturday night ... with Kenny Smith saying the crowd is going to destroy him! It's KD's first… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Kenny Smith Says Shaq's Not a Great Fighter ... 'But I Don't Wanna Fight Him' (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Shaq's Not a Great Fighter ... 'But I Don't Wanna Fight Him'

Maybe Charles Barkley is right ... 'cause Kenny Smith ALSO says Shaq's not a great fighter -- but he doesn't wanna test him.  We got the "Inside the NBA" star at LAX and asked him about the… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Kenny Smith Kills Smush Parker's Kobe 3-On-3 Dream (VIDEO)

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Kills Smush Parker's Dream Kobe's Not Joining Your Team Bro

Kobe Bryant will NEVER join Lamar Odom and Smush Parker in Ice Cube's 3-on-3 league ... that's according to Kenny Smith who says if Kobe still wanted to hoop, he'd do it in the NBA. We got Kenny… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Shaq Would DESTROY Charles Barkley in Real Fight ... Says Kenny Smith (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Shaq Would DESTROY Charles Barkley ... In Real Fight

Things got HEATED between Shaq and Charles Barkley on "Inside the NBA" Thursday night ... but what would happen if the two superstars actually came to blows?  Shaq would straight-up MURDER… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Kenny Smith Says George Karl Can't Be Trusted Anymore (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Can't Trust George Karl Anymore ... He Might Dime You Out

Kenny Smith says George Karl will suffer consequences & repercussions for his verbal assault on Carmelo Anthony & Kenyon Martin ... never being trusted in NBA circles again. We got Kenny… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Kenny Smith Says Craig Sager Gave A Funeral Dress Code To 'Be Colorful' (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Craig Sager Gave Us A Funeral Dress Code ... 'Be Colorful'

Kenny Smith says his good friend, Craig Sager, gave him marching orders for his funeral in case he lost his battle with cancer ... wanting anyone who showed up to dress as colorful as Sager… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Kenny Smith -- Charles Barkley Should Apologize to Jordan ... 'He's Wrong' (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Barkley Should Apologize to Jordan ... 'He's Wrong'

Kenny Smith says if Charles Barkley truly wants to mend his relationship with Michael Jordan, he's got to utter those two magic words -- "I'm sorry." READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Kenny Smith -- I Brought Michael Jordan and Barkley Back Together (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
I Brought MJ & Barkley Back Together

Call him the Peacemaker -- because Kenny Smith says HE was the reason Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley finally reunited last month ... years after their famous friendship fell apart. … READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Kenny Smith -- Taylor Swift Needs A New Man ... Kyrie Irving!!! (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Taylor Swift Needs A New Man ... Kyrie Irving!!!

Beware, Kyrie Irving ... Kenny Smith thinks a horrible breakup song should be written about you ... 'cause the ex-NBA star says Irving should be the next man up ... to date Taylor Swift.… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago

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