Kenneth “Kenny” Smith (born March 8, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association and went on to become a TV basketball analyst, primarily for Inside the NBA on TNT and for CBS/Turner during the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Smith was selected as a 6’3″ 170-pound guard 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.

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