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Kenny Smith is an American former professional basketball player turned television analyst with a net worth of $22 million per celebritynetworth.
He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 and transitioned to broadcasting for Turner Sports the following year.
He co-hosts TNT’s highly popular “Inside the NBA” show alongside Ernie Johnson Jr., Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal.
|Birthdate||8 March 1965|
|Birthplace||Queens, New York, United States|
|Occupation||Basketball Player, Sports Commentator, Actor|
|Education||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Archbishop Molloy High School New York|
|Spouse||Gwendolyn Osborne (m. 2006 – 2018)|
|Children||Malloy Adrian Smith, Kenny Smith Jr, London Olivia Smith, Kayla Brianna|
|Parents||Kenny Smith Sr., Annie Mae Smith|
|Social Media Accounts||Instagram, Facebook, Twitter|
|Awards/Honors||2 NBA champions (1994, 1995)NBA All-Rookie First Team (1988), 1986 FIBA World Championship (Gold Medal)|
|Notable Works||won two NBA World Championships with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995|
|Known For||Former American Basketballer|
|Height||6’3″ ( 191 cm)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$22 million|
Kenny Smith Salary
Throughout his NBA career, Kenny earned slightly over $13 million. However, as a basketball analyst for TNT, he now receives an annual salary of $4 million.
Kenny Smith College Career
Following his high school graduation, Smith enrolled at the University of North Carolina, where he played basketball alongside Michael Jordan under the guidance of coach Dean Smith.
In his freshman year, Smith recorded an average of 9.1 points and 5 assists per game as a team member.
Kenny Smith Professional Career
The Sacramento Kings selected Kenny Smith as the 6th pick in the 1987 NBA. He had an impressive rookie season with an average of 13.8 points and 7.1 assists per game, making him placed on the NBA All-Rookie Team.
Smith remained with the Kings until 1990 when he was sold to the Houston Rockets, where he played for the next six seasons.
During his time with the Rockets, Smith helped the team achieve a franchise-best regular-season record of 52-30, and he won two NBA championships.
His career highlights include averaging 17.7 points per game while playing with the Rockets. In the 1995-96 season, Smith left the Rockets and signed with the Detroit Pistons, where he played only nine games before being waived.
The Orlando Magic signed him, but he only played six games with them before being released. Smith subsequently signed with the Denver Nuggets and finished the remainder of the 1996-97 season with them before retiring from professional playing.
At the end of his career, Smith held the Denver Nuggets franchise record for career three-point percentage at .425.
Overall, Smith scored 9,397 points (with an average of 12.8 per game) and had 4,073 assists (with an average of 5.5 per game) during his professional career.
Kenny Smith Broadcasting Career
After retiring from his ten-year professional basketball career in 1997, Smith transitioned to television and began working as a studio analyst for Turner Sports in 1998.
He joined the likes of Ernie Johnson Jr., Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal on the show “Inside the NBA,” which has won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show.
Smith also makes appearances on NBA TV and has provided commentary for the NCAA tournament on CBS/Turner. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a commentator for New York Knicks games broadcast on the MSG Network.
Kenny Smith Houses
Kenny Smith, a retired professional basketball player turned TV analyst, has a substantial net worth of $20 million and an annual salary of $4 million.
He and his wife acquired a spacious home in Encino, which they bought in 2020 for $3.6 million. The property spans 6,106 square feet and was originally built in 1963 but has since been renovated to achieve a modern look.
However, Smith recently sold this property for around $2.795 million. With his financial standing, Smith has the means to purchase several high-end homes.
Kenny Smith Cars
It’s common for sports personalities, including basketball players, to like expensive cars, and Kenny Smith is no different.
He has a collection of high-end vehicles, including a white Range Rover that he has used for a while. Smith’s car costs $180,000, and the retail price is not less than $100,000. He also owns other cars, such as Ford Focus ST170 and Volvo 850 T5 R.
Kenny Smith Vacations
Kenny Smith shares much about his personal life, including his vacations, on various social media platforms, particularly Twitter. However, this doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have private vacations.
He prefers to go on vacations near islands where he can relish the warm sea and beautiful beaches.
Kenny Smith Charity Foundation
Kenny Smith is well-known for his philanthropic work and is often praised for his generosity towards those in need. Throughout his career, he has actively participated in various charitable events.
In 2017, he established The Kenny Smith Freedom Foundation, a non-profit organization that has since raised significant money for charitable causes.
One of the organizations that the foundation supports is the Archie Foundation, which focuses on organizing charitable events for children.
In addition to the Archie Foundation, Kenny has supported other charitable organizations, such as Just Giving, and he has raised money to support the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
His philanthropic work has made him a respected figure on and off the basketball court.