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June 12, 2009 | Kenny Smith
Popular TV analyst and former NBA star Kenny Smith is now working for NBA TV during the NBA Finals and serving as a guest columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel: -- The Lakers stayed composed. They never panicked. They never got overly excited until that last dunk. I just think the Magic's inexperience showed. The great thing that Derek Fisher did was stay in good shots. He really wasn't shooting the ball great throughout the series -- he was shooting just OK.
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May 2, 2013 | By Ted Rall
Legislation approved by the Assembly would make California the first state to allow noncitizens to serve on juries. Naturally, the courts would have to make certain adjustments. ALSO: The power of jury duty Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons Kenny Smith schools Chris Broussard on inclusiveness Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall
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May 1, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Thank you, Kenny Smith, for being the voice of reason in the Jason Collins-Chris Broussard imbroglio. For those keeping score at home, NBA pro Collins this week became the first active player in one of the major U.S. professional team sports to come out as gay . The reaction from many , in the sports world and in the world of politics, was supportive and positive . But not from everyone. Basketball analyst and former New York Times writer Broussard, speaking on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" show, said: "I'm a Christian.
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May 1, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay continues to be the biggest news of the week -- a story amplified by the comments of basketball analyst Chris Broussard on ESPN 's "Outside the Lines" calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to God. " In the immediate 24 hours following Collins' announcement, the most poignant counterbalance to Broussard's opine came from “Inside the NBA” host and former player Kenny Smith - who evoked...
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August 28, 2012 | By Mark Medina
To tackle some questions regarding the Lakers' 2012-13 season, I talked with TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith, who has been recently promoting the video game, "NBA Baller Beats. " This is the second of a two-part interview with Smith. What's the ideal amount of minutes Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash should play in the regular season? I would say players still got to play. The only reason they're good is that they are players on the court. If they have a steady diet of 37 minutes, that's more realistic than 42. I think those guys can play 41 minutes a night, but it's better if they are in that 37-minute realm.
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August 24, 2012 | By Mark Medina
To tackle some questions regarding the Lakers' 2012-13 season, I talked with TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith, who has been recently promoting the video game, NBA Baller Beats . This is the first in a two-part interview with Smith. The Lakers' off-season signings have been huge with the acquisitions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the signings of Antawn Jamison and Jodie Meeks and the re-signing Jordan Hill and Devin Ebanks. With these moves, how do the Lakers stand relative to the rest of the league?
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November 24, 1996 | Associated Press
The Detroit Pistons waived nine-year veteran guard Kenny Smith so they could clear a roster spot to activate first-round pick Jerome Williams. Smith, 31, who joined the Pistons as a free agent in September after playing six seasons with the Houston Rockets, was unable to supplant either Lindsey Hunter or Joe Dumars in Detroit's guard rotation.
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April 17, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers' playoff fate is in their own hands? As far as former Houston guard Kenny Smith is concerned, the Rockets will be the ones in control Wednesday night when they visit Staples Center to play the Lakers in the regular-season finale for both teams. If Houston comes to play, Smith said, it wins. But if the Rockets opt to sit players or give a half-hearted effort in hopes of securing a first-round matchup against Oklahoma City, Smith said, the Lakers will come out on top. “It depends on how they're taking it because they are a better team,” Smith, now an analyst for TNT, said of the Rockets in an interview with The Times.
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May 1, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay continues to be the biggest news of the week -- a story amplified by the comments of basketball analyst Chris Broussard on ESPN 's "Outside the Lines" calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to God. " In the immediate 24 hours following Collins' announcement, the most poignant counterbalance to Broussard's opine came from “Inside the NBA” host and former player Kenny Smith - who evoked...
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June 13, 2009 | Kenny Smith
Television analyst and former NBA player Kenny Smith is now working for NBA TV during the NBA Finals and serving as a guest columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel. -- I used to say I was the only guy in Queens with a championship ring. In the modern-day era, I was the only guy with a ring. Speedy Claxton then had one for being on the Spurs and now Lamar Odom, with the Lakers, could be next . . . or the Magic's Rafer Alston.
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May 1, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Thank you, Kenny Smith, for being the voice of reason in the Jason Collins-Chris Broussard imbroglio. For those keeping score at home, NBA pro Collins this week became the first active player in one of the major U.S. professional team sports to come out as gay . The reaction from many , in the sports world and in the world of politics, was supportive and positive . But not from everyone. Basketball analyst and former New York Times writer Broussard, speaking on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" show, said: "I'm a Christian.
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April 17, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers' playoff fate is in their own hands? As far as former Houston guard Kenny Smith is concerned, the Rockets will be the ones in control Wednesday night when they visit Staples Center to play the Lakers in the regular-season finale for both teams. If Houston comes to play, Smith said, it wins. But if the Rockets opt to sit players or give a half-hearted effort in hopes of securing a first-round matchup against Oklahoma City, Smith said, the Lakers will come out on top. “It depends on how they're taking it because they are a better team,” Smith, now an analyst for TNT, said of the Rockets in an interview with The Times.
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March 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb caused a lot of Internet outrage Thursday night over his comment at the start of that night's NCAA tournament coverage. Gottlieb was on a panel with four African American men, and when he was introduced by host Greg Gumbel, he said, "Cream rising to the crop. I don't know why you guys asked me, I'm just here to bring diversity to the set here. Give the kind of white man's perspective on things from the point guard position. " Whoops. Fellow analyst Greg Anthony made a face after hearing the comment, and Barkley and Kenny Smith laughed awkwardly.
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March 28, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
College basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb offered an apology Thursday night after he said he was on a CBS pregame telecast to bring the "white man's perspective" to the show, which featured four African American men on the set. "I don't know why you guys ask me," Gottlieb said of their interest in his opinion of the Marquette-Miami game, "I'm just here to bring diversity to this set, give kind of the white man's perspective. " Host Greg Gumble immediately turned away from the desk while analysts Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley shared some nervous laughter as you can see in the video below.
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January 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Charles Barkley and banter: There is nothing off-limits, including personal grooming, as the world discovered Thursday night when the Hall of Fame basketball player was covering the Clippers-Suns game as an analyst during the broadcast. Barkley admitted during the broadcast that he waxes his eyebrows after fellow analyst Reggie Miller asked him what was going on with them. Miller and play-by-play partner Kevin Harlan immediately begin laughing. “See, Kenny hates on me because I've been getting my eyebrows waxed,” Barkley said of TNT studio analyst Kenny Smith.
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December 8, 2012
Week of Words in Laker Nation - Magic Johnson of ESPN, Friday night on Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard : "Kobe is saying [to Dwight], 'Hey, you are coming to a team that wants to win the championship.' You must do things different than you did in Orlando.' Right now, Kobe needs to hug Dwight. A lot of pressure on him. He's not hitting his free throws. Everybody in L.A. and around the country are talking about it. " - Charles Barkley of TNT, Thursday night: "Dwight Howard is not a 30-point guy and I definitely don't think he is a 30-point guy on that team.
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June 8, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Welcome back Chuckster. And Kenny Smith too. Charles Barkley and Smith came back for the first of their three-game NBA championships studio appearances on NBA TV from Boston. When Barkley and Smith are on TNT, maestro Ernie Johnson is the host, but Johnson is off to baseball so self-effacing Matt Winer slipped in between Smith and a third analyst, Kevin McHale, with a tentative list of notes and the good sense to understand he might have to throw the notes away. As Winer said, "I've got to be ready to wrangle Charles and Kenny.
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February 11, 1990 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NBA's slam-dunk championship, looking more than ever like a competition that has outlived its entertainment value, wheezed to a conclusion Saturday night, with former champion Dominique Wilkins mercifully voted a return triumph. A five-person panel provided him with a 146.8 to 145.1 victory over 6-foot-2 Sacramento King guard Kenny Smith, who did what he could to enliven a dull night with the solitary spark of originality.
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October 31, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
PORTLAND, Ore. — Bad sign that Lakers Coach Mike Brown was already defending his Princeton-based offense. It was only Day 2 of the regular season. But a flurry of past and present NBA players questioned its effectiveness after the Lakers' 99-91 loss Tuesday against Dallas. TNT analyst Charles Barkley said Brown needed to "nix that Princeton thing. " Kenny Smith, also a TNT analyst, followed it up by saying, "Princeton never won an NCAA title. " Magic Johnson weighed in on Twitter, saying he was "a bit confused" by the Lakers' opener.
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August 28, 2012 | By Mark Medina
To tackle some questions regarding the Lakers' 2012-13 season, I talked with TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith, who has been recently promoting the video game, "NBA Baller Beats. " This is the second of a two-part interview with Smith. What's the ideal amount of minutes Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash should play in the regular season? I would say players still got to play. The only reason they're good is that they are players on the court. If they have a steady diet of 37 minutes, that's more realistic than 42. I think those guys can play 41 minutes a night, but it's better if they are in that 37-minute realm.
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