Joe Smith Biography

( 1975 - )
October 29, 2018
First published on:January 4, 2016
by Jack Ol

Facts of Joe Smith

Date of Birth: 1975, July 26
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign:: cancer
Birth Name Joseph Leynard Smith
Birth Place Norfolk, Virginia
Famous Name Joe Smith
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Currently Working For Movies
Currently Married Yes
Married to Yolanda Smith
Divorce N/A
Affair with Yolanda Smith
Girlfriend Yolanda Smith

Joe Smith is an American former professional basketball player who played at power forward position for 12 teams of the NBA during his 16-year long career. He is one of the renowned names in the Basketball world. 

 

Smith was mobile throughout his career, the NBA shows that he was one of the most traded players

Early Life of Joe Smith

Joe Smith was born as Joseph Leynard Smith on 26 July 1975, in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, the United States of America. He went to Maury High School and further attended the University of Maryland.

Talking about his nationality, he is an American and belongs to a black ethnical background. There is no any information about his father, mother, brother or siblings.

Joe Smith's Net Worth and Salary

The 42 years old, Joe Smith is one of the many NBA players who experienced financial problems after leaving the league. Joe earned more than $60 million in salary during his playing days. Yet as of March 2018 he has over six figures worth of debt and his assets are largely gone.

He spent the money on homes, cars, a costly divorce, and bad investments. As of 2018, Joe Smith has an estimated net worth of -$157,000, including all of his properties. He is reported to have earned $61 million in his playing career with the annual salary of about $1.3 million.

He is currently being helped by Baseball star Alex Rodriguez to overcome his condition. He had several houses in different places during his playing career which he sold after being in debt.

Also Read: Former No. 1 draft pick Joe Smith is almost Broke After Losing $61 Million; Gets help from Alex Rodriguez

Joe Smith's Professional Career

Talking about his professional life, Smith was selected in the 1995 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors as its 1st overall pick, before fellow power forwards Antonio McDyess, Rasheed Wallace, and Kevin Garnett

Joe played for Philadelphia 76ers from 1998. From the year 1999-2000, he showed his basketball skills for the Minnesota Timberwolves.  He also played for Detroit Pistons from 2000-2001. From the year 2003 to 2006, he played for Milwaukee Bucks and again joined Philadelphia 76ers in the year 2006.

From 2007-2008, he played for Chicago Bulls. In the year 2008, he performed for Cleveland Cavaliers and then moved to Oklahoma City Thunder. He also drove his skills for Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets & Los Angeles Lakers. Smith moved on to the Nuggets, where he only played in 11 games before being traded, along with Andre Miller, back to the 76ers for Allen Iverson

Personal Life of Joe Smith

Talking about his personal life, currently 42, Joe Smith was once a married man. He got married to his long-term loving girlfriend, Yolanda Smith. They later got divorced in 2011 after Smith was found cheating on his wife. The couple doesn't have any children.

Smith later started dating Moniece Slaughter in mid-2011. the relationship did not last long as the couple broke up in March 2012. His ex-girlfriend Monica is a "Love & Hip Hollywood" star.

There were also reports that Monica took tons of money from his. According to Smith on his statement filed with the Manhattan Beach Police Department, he revealed that Monica had written 9 cheques from his checkbook to Timothy Clayton Carr totaling $109,000.

This talented personality earned name and fame in the basketball world. He is 6 feet and 10 inches and his body weight is 102 kg.


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