Michael Smith

Basketball Player

1972 –

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Who is Michael Smith?

Michael John Smith is a retired American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Animal," he played in seven seasons from 1994–2001 in the 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.

On November 10, 1995, as a member of the Kings, Smith fought with 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.

During his time with the Washington Wizards, he was a teammate of an unrelated player named Mike Smith.

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Born
Mar 28, 1972
Washington, D.C.
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Providence College
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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