Kenny Smith

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  • Former NBA Player with the Houston Rockets & others
  • TV Basketball Analyst for Inside the NBA on TNT

 

Kenny Smith was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. Kenny 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. During 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. Smith made seven three-pointers during the first game of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic, including a game-tying shot which sent the game into overtime; The Rockets won the game 120–118.

 

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Kenny Smith was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. Kenny 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.

During 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. Smith made seven three-pointers during the first game of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic, including a game-tying shot which sent the game into overtime; The Rockets won the game 120–118.

Smith went on to join 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 Barkley, known for his offbeat antics. Today, he occasionally appears on NBA TV as an analyst and served as an analyst during the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

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