NBA Reporter Sekou Smith died at age 48 from complications due to COVID-19.
Sekou Smith Dead From COVID-19. “Tributes poured in for Sekou Smith on Tuesday night after the longtime NBA media member reportedly died of COVID-19 complications. Smith worked for Turner Broadcasting, where he appeared on NBA TV and hosted The Hang Time Podcast. He also contributed regularly to NBA.com” [Field News Media]
NBA, Turner Sports Announce Death
Turner Sports/NBA TV “Heartbroken” Over Death. “We are all heartbroken over Sekou’s tragic passing. His commitment to journalism and the basketball community was immense and we will miss his warm, engaging personality” [Turner Sports]
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver “Mourns Passing.” “The NBA mourns the passing of Sekou Smith, a beloved member of the NBA family.” [NBA]
Condolences From NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Sends Prayers To Smith Family. “Our prayers go out to the Smith family. We lost a good one. Rest In Heaven.” [Dwyane Wade]
Chris Paul: Smith Was “Kind and Compassionate.” “My condolences to Sekou’s wife, family, friends, and extended NBA family. What a kind and compassionate man we just lost.” [Chris Paul]