New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, NY – Sekou Smith, an NBA reporter best-known for his work on NBA TV, died Tuesday after battling COVID-19. He was 48.
Smith started his journalism career at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss, where he also went to college at Jackson State. He moved to the Indianapolis Star and then the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining Turner Sports in 2009.
He was a reporter for NBA TV and NBA.com and also created and hosted the “Hang Time” podcast.
“Sekou Smith was the very best of us,” NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski wrote in a tweet. “Smart. Funny. Unflinching. Full of good. A lot of days and nights on the road with him – Bubble, Finals, Olympics, wherever.”
“Heavy heart today,” broadcaster Marc Jones wrote. “We lost a good brother to Covid. Sekou Smith of NBATV and NBA.com was a brilliant and insightful writer, a positive dude.”
Smith is survived by his wife, Heather, and children Gabriel, Rielly and Cameron.
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