L’intero mondo NBA ha pianto la scomparsa del giornalista Sekou Smith, morto martedì all’età di 48 anni. L’amato giornalista è morto a causa di complicazioni dovute al COVID-19. Smith ha lavorato nel settore per oltre due decenni, a partire dal 2001, coprendo gli Indiana Pacers per l’Indianapolis Star.
Naturalmente tutto il mondo NBA ha voluto rendere omaggio a una figura che ha segnato gli inizi del terzo millennio cestistico americano.
Man today just got a little heavier… my condolences to Sekou’s wife, family, friends, and extended NBA family. What a kind and compassionate man we just lost. 🙏🏾🕊
— Chris Paul (@CP3) January 27, 2021
I’ve never had anything but positive interactions and conversations with Sekou Smith. Our prayers go out to the Smith family. We lost a good one. Rest In Heaven🖤 https://t.co/yszgMXpfo1
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 27, 2021
We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sekou Smith. pic.twitter.com/3eX6Y08nXW
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 27, 2021
He brought incredible joy and professionalism to his coverage of the NBA. The Thunder offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sekou Smith. pic.twitter.com/ydK4TGZnVj
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) January 27, 2021
The Hawks organization is heartbroken by the passing of Sekou Smith. The Hawks’ beat writer for the AJC from 05-09, Sekou provided our fans with honest & fair coverage, sharing incredible insight on the team while establishing himself as one of the NBA’s top personalities. pic.twitter.com/vt2Dtt862K
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 27, 2021
The NBA community lost a great man today in Sekou Smith. While I’ve known him since he was with the AJC but was lucky to work with him at NBA TV. I got to know him well enough to know 3 things — I was lucky to spend time with him, I wanted to know him better and he was a good man
— Stan Van Gundy (@realStanVG) January 27, 2021
Sekou Smith was one of my favorite people in the business. Always felt like it was family when we would talk. Always warm, always real… RIP 🙏🏾
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 27, 2021
Classe 1996. Collaboratore per BasketUniverso dal 31 marzo 2014. Laureato in Scienze Umanistiche per la Comunicazione presso l’Università Statale di Milano. Innamorato dello sport e delle sue storie, con una predilezione per la pallacanestro e il calcio.