Michael Smith

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Facts of Michael Smith

Full Name
Michael John Smith
Birth Name
Michael John Smith
Famous Name
The Animal


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$8 Million
retired professional basketball player
Started career as
basketball player

Michael John Smith, aka The Animal, is an American retired basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for Sacramento Kings from 1994 to 1998. He also played for other teams like Vancouver Grizzlies, and Washington Wizards as a power forward.

1990 Third-team Parade All-American, Michael Smith has an estimated net worth of over $8 million. Further know about his career stats, facts, and personal life-related info in his bio.

Michael Smith's Net Worth As Of 2020

Michael Smith played in the NBA for almost 7 years and collected an estimated net worth of over $8 million. While playing for the Sacramento Kings, Michael's 1st year's annual salary is estimated to be around $150,000 dollars. He got paid $1,340,000 dollars for the 2nd year. Since he played for 4 years for the Kings, his total income for 5 years is estimated to be around $4 million dollars.

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Afterward, he played for Vancouver Grizzlies and Washington Wizards. His career with Washington Wizards earned him an estimated total of about $4 million dollars. After summing up all his incomes, we can estimate his net worth to be around $8-9 million dollars.

Relationship Status: Possibly Single

Alike other public figures, Michael Smith has maintained his private life low key. There is no information regarding his love life, not even his relationship. Information regarding his affair, girlfriend, married, wife or children is still the subject of curiosity.

Michael John Smith is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. During his career, the famous NBA star was 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 104 kgs.

Early Life & Education

Michael John Smith was born on March 28, 1972, in Washington, D.C. His star sign is Aries. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group.

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Michael John Smith attended Dunbar in Washington, D.C. where he played for his high school basketball team. After completing high school, he enrolled at Providence and played for the Providence College.

Michael Smith Professional Life

Michael Smith, a 6'8" power forward, was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 1994 NBA Draft. Since November 4, 1994, he played for the Kings till 1998.

Michael The Animal Smith SOURCE: CelticsLife

On November 10, 1995, while playing for the Kings, Smith was severely beaten by Indiana Pacers forward Dale Davis. All bench players from both playing teams left their benches, and they were automatically fined $2,500 and suspended for one game for leaving the bench. Smith and Davis were both fined $20,000 and further suspended for two games.

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Later on, he played for  Vancouver Grizzlies from 1998-1999 and Washington Wizards from 1999-2001. After 2001, he played for Snaidero Udine, an Italian professional basketball club based in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. He, later on, he played for Idaho Stampede for 2002-2003 and Dakota Wizards from 2003-2004.

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During his career, he scored a total of 2,527 points, 3,193 rebounds, and 661 assists. 

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