Michael Smith (basketball, born 1972)
March 28, 1972 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Dunbar (Washington, D.C.)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,527 (5.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,193 (7.1 rpg)|
|Assists||661 (1.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Michael John Smith (born March 28, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Animal", he played in seven seasons from 1994–2001 in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
A 6'8" power forward from Providence College, Smith was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 1994 NBA Draft. He would play for the Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies, and Washington Wizards, tallying 2,527 NBA career points and 3,193 NBA career rebounds. He also played with the Indiana Pacers during the 2003 preseason.
On November 10, 1995, as a member of the Kings, Smith was severely beaten by Indiana Pacers forward Dale Davis. All bench players from both teams left their benches, and were automatically fined $2,500 and suspended for one game for leaving the bench. Smith and Davis were both fined $20,000 and suspended for two games.
- Michael Smith at Basketball-Reference.com
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