NBA: Veteran reporter Sekou Smith dies from COVID-19 complications

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Veteran NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith has died from COVID-19 complications Tuesday. He was 48.

Smith was best known for his Hangtime Blogs on the NBA website. Later on, he became an analyst on screen for NBA’s Game Time show.

Tributes immediately poured on Twitter for Smith from his colleagues and fellow journalists and analysts in the industry, commemorating his life.

In a statement sent out by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, he mentioned that Smith was one of the most dedicated reporters in the business.

ESPN’s Jemele Hill shared a story of how the two met as interns.

COVID-19 has affected several millions in the United States, with over 400,000 deaths to date.

Levi Verora