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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 84 days ago
Kenny Smith's Wife -- Hey Rockets ... HIRE MY HUSBAND!!! (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith's Wife
Hey Rockets ... HIRE MY HUSBAND!!!

Kenny Smith's wife says she knows the perfect candidate for the Houston Rockets head coaching job -- KENNY SMITH!!!!  Smith had a "date" with the team earlier this month to discuss the job… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Kenny Smith -- Calls BS On Dwight Howard ... You're Wrong About Magic (Video)

Kenny Smith
Calls BS On Dwight Howard You're Wrong About Magic

Sorry Dwight Howard, Kenny Smith doesn't believe you.  The Jet had a front row seat when Howard appeared on "Inside the NBA" and claimed Magic Johnson told him he'd NEVER make it to the NBA… READ MORE >

- 206 days ago
Kobe Bryant -- Courted By 'Inside the NBA'

Kobe Bryant
Courted By 'Inside the NBA'

Kenny Smith's dream may actually come true ... 'cause "Inside the NBA" has reached out to Kobe Bryant to see if he wants a job, TMZ Sports has learned.  READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
LeBron James -- Unfollowing Cavs Is 'Disrespectful' ... Says Kenny Smith (VIDEO)

LeBron James
Unfollowing Cavs Is 'Disrespectful' ... Says Kenny Smith

LeBron James will take his talents out of Cleveland -- and play for another team -- before his career is over ... so says NBA legend Kenny Smith.  The "Inside the NBA" star was out in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 255 days ago
Kenny Smith's Wife: CAB DRIVER WAS RACIST ... Here's My Proof (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith's Wife
CAB DRIVER WAS RACIST ... Here's My Proof

Kenny Smith's wife says race was DEFINITELY a factor when the ex-NBA star was denied a ride in NYC last week ... saying Kenny WATCHED the guy pick up a white passenger moments later.  We… READ MORE >

- 265 days ago
Taxi Commission To Kenny Smith -- We Didn't Racially Profile You ... Al Sharpton Disagrees (VIDEO)

Taxi Commission To Kenny Smith
We Didn't Racially Profile You Al Sharpton Disagrees

The NYC cab driver who REFUSED to allow Kenny Smith into his taxi DID NOT racially profile the former NBA star ... so says the government agency who oversees the drivers. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 267 days ago
NYC Cabbie to Kenny Smith -- Nope. (VIDEO)

NYC Cabbie to Kenny Smith
Nope.

Here's "Inside the NBA" star Kenny "The Jet" Smith about to get into a cab in NYC Tuesday ... only to get turned down.  The cabbie says he was finished with his shift. It was 2:48 PM. … READ MORE >

- 270 days ago
'Big Baby' Davis -- I Believe Kenny Smith ... Kobe Won't Really Retire (VIDEO)

'Big Baby' Davis
I Believe Kenny Smith ... Kobe Won't Really Retire

Another NBA guy says the Kobe Bryant farewell tour won't last -- with Glen "Big Baby" Davis telling TMZ Sports he believes Kenny Smith ... who says Kobe will probably be back in the league next… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago

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