Longtime NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith died on Tuesday.
Smith worked for the Clarion-Ledger and wrote for the Indianapolis Star and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks after graduating from Jackson State University in 1997. He joined Turner Sports in 2009, where he worked as a reporter and an analyst for NBA.com and NBA TV.
He was a mainstay on NBA TV’s studio show “Game Time” and “The Beat.” He was also the host and creator of NBA.com’s “Hang Time” podcast and blog. His last podcast appearance was on Jan. 11.
He is survived by his wife, Heather, and children, Gabriel, Rielly and Cameron.
Tributes pour in upon news of Smith’s death
Beloved in the NBA and sports media community, Smith was remembered fondly upon the news of his death.
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