Kenneth “The Jet” Smith is an American actor, director, sports commentator, and former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On March 8, 1965, he was born in Queens, New York City, and raised in LeFrak City. He was first known as a professional basketball player in NBA. As a freshman, he joined the North Carolina team. He managed to score nine points and five assists during his first game.
From 1987 to 1997, he played in the NBA as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, and Orlando Magic. As a senior in 1987, Smith played college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels. He earned consensus first-team All-American honors and won two NBA championships with Houston.
He achieved a lot of success throughout his basketball career. He scored nearly 4,000 assists, 10,000 points, 1,500 rebounds. After retiring from the sport, he boarded as a basketball commentator from Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA on TNT. These days, Smith works as an analyst and basketball commentator on multiple television programs.
Quick Facts About Kenny Smith
Full Name: Kenneth Smith
Age(in2021): 56 Years
Occupation: Basketball Player, Actor, Director, and Commentator.
Playing Career: 1987-1997
Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
Weight: 77 kg; In pounds: 170 lbs.
Kenny Smith Net Worth and Source of Wealth
Kenny Smith has a net worth of $20 million. He made his fortune from association with so many successful teams such as Atlanta Hawks and Houston. In 1984, he took part first time in the NCAA annual tournament, where his team lost to the Indiana University in the semi-finals. After that, he continued to score points and contributed to the success of the North Carolina team throughout the next three years.
In 1986 during his college career, he performed outstandingly in the FIBA World Championship with a four-person team that represented the United States. Smith was the sixth pick drafted in the annual NBA draft in 1987. At that moment, he managed to make well over $3,000 in just a few months. After the 1989-90 season had ended, Kenny Smith spent six seasons with the Houston Rockets team and earned more than $20,000 per year. Besides, he joined various programs such as Bobby Lewis’s “Basketball Skills Developmental Program.”