Sekou Smith: NBA reporter dies at 48 after battle with COVID-19


The NBA neighborhood lost another popular voice.

Sekou Smith, an acclaimed basketball author and NBA TELEVISION expert, died at 48 years of ages after a fight with COVID-19. He is made it through by his other half Heather and 3 kids.

After finishing from Jackson State University in 1997, he composed for the Indianapolis Star and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, covering the Pacers and the Hawks. Smith wound up signing up with Turner Sports in 2009 and worked as a press reporter and an expert for NBA.com and NBA TELEVISION.

His primary programs with NBA TELEVISION consisted of “Game Time” and “The Beat,” and Smith was the host and developer of NBA.com’s “Hang Time” podcast and blog site. His last podcast look was Jan. 11.

Smith had actually been fighting the coronavirus, and Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sent him excellent ideas throughout his interview recently.

The NBA and sports media neighborhoods required to social networks, commemorating their pal and coworker.

“I simply heard the news about Sekou Smith,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr stated. “I’m simply ravaged. Squashing news. Sekou has actually become part of the NBA household for a long period of time … Just another dreadful day and we’re all so saddened.”


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