Kenny Smith Wiki and Age
Kenny Smith, also known as “The Jet”, was born on 8 March 1965, in Queens, New York City USA, which means that he is 53 years old, his zodiac sign is Pisces, and his nationality is American. He is best known as a former basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1987 to 1997, with teams such as the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons, among others. As of today, he serves as an analyst for CBS/Turner.
Ex-Wife Gwendolyn Osborne
Gwendolyn Osborne was born on 7 August 1978, and is best known as a model and actress who worked in the TV show “The Price Is Right” for 12 years. She is active on social media such as Instagram, followed by 32,000 people, recently sharing a photo of herself accompanied by her kids, with the caption saying “The best thing a mum can do is educate. Learning about history makes you know about the present and curious about the future”.
Speaking about Kenny’s relationship status, he was married to Dawn Reavis, and with her has a daughter named Kayla and a son named K.J. Having divorced from Dawn, he met Gwendolyn Osborne in 2004, and fell in love with her; the couple married two years later and had a son named Malloy and a daughter named London. However, their relationship fell through in 2018, when they separated and divorced.
So just how rich is Kenny Smith as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, this former basketball player has a net worth of $15 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field and subsequently as a TV analyst. He hasn’t disclosed any information about his assets, such as houses and cars, but being a hard worker, he is able to financially support his family.
Ethnicity and Background
When it comes to Kenny’s ethnicity, he is black and has dark brown eyes. Judging from the photos available on the internet, this former sportsman has a fit figure, probably as the result of his activities, and is 6ft 3ins (1.91m) tall. Smith played some of his first games at the New York Riverside Church, and was a student of Archbishop Molloy High School, in 1983 being named a McDonald’s All-American. Having matriculated, Kenny enrolled into the University of North Carolina, where he naturally continued playing basketball.
The west is set !See you there !!! pic.twitter.com/iEJPkcCynA
— Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) May 29, 2018
Being in the entertainment field naturally means that Smith is active on social media such as Twitter, on which he is followed by more than a million people. He uses his account to communicate with his fans as well as to promote his work. Some of Kenny’s latest tweets include a post in which he wrote “Great to see @NBATV bring back my Perfect Player idea !!! Can’t wait to see the results of the voting !!!! That will be fun”. In late 2018, he shared a photo of himself and his daughter, with the caption reading “She said no smiles – I’m doing my best not to laugh !” and his followers seem to have enjoyed it.
In 1987, he played 61 games for the Sacramento Kings, with approximately 35 minutes played per game, and in the following season played 81 games. As of 1989–90 season, he participated in 46 games, and was then traded to the Houston Rockets, where he spent the following six seasons and averaged 17.7 points per game. In 1990-91he helped the team reach a 52-30 record, and finished 17th in voting for the Most Valuable Player. However, Smith then joined the Detroit Pistons and participated in nine games with them in the 1996-7 season, before moving the following season to the Orlando Magic, but subsequently played 33 games for the Denver Nuggets. Overall, Kenny participated in more than 700 games throughout his career, which helped him gain recognition and the attention of the media, as well as being selected in the US team at the 1986 FIBA World Championships, defeating the USSR in the gold medal play-off.
In addition to being a former prominent basketball player, Kenny is also known for his work in the acting and production field. In 2005, he made his acting debut with a small role in “NBA 2K6” and went on to work on projects such as “Thunderstruck”, “The Odd Couple”, “The Mysteries of Laura” and “America’s Greatest Makers”. Overall, Smith has had nine gigs in the acting field.
Kenny’s oldest daughter, Kayla Brianna is known as an R&B singer, and in that field has worked on songs such as “Do You Remember” and “Honest” in 2015, with both being released on YouTube; the former has been watched by more than four million people, whereas the latter has more than 160,000 views. In 2017, she released singles such as “Luck” and “On and Off”, and in 2018 “Lit” and “Confused”, with both of the songs receiving positive response from the audience. Kenny’s son, K.J. Smith followed his father’s footsteps, as has decided to be a basketball player.