NBA TV’s Sekou Smith, Dead After Battling COVID.

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Sad news from the camp of NBA has it that, Sekou Smith, at age 48 is dead after battling the COVID virus.

The Longtime NBA reporter Sekou Smith was announced dead in a statement by the NBA.

“The NBA mourns the passing of Sekou Smith, a beloved member of the NBA family,” the NBA said in a statement.

“Sekou was one of the most affable and dedicated reporters in the NBA and a terrific friend to so many across the league.”

Smith covered basketball for more than 20 years — and spent the last 11 years with Turner Sports where he excelled as a TV analyst, podcaster, and writer.

“18 years in, still playing at the highest level possible.” @SekouSmithNBA breaks down why LeBron is No. 1 on his MVP Ladder this week! #GameTime
— NBA TV (@NBATV)
@NBATV

“Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Heather and their children Gabriel, Rielly, and Cameron.”

Fellow NBA writer Marc J. Spears paid tribute to Sekou — saying, “Thank you for your brotherly friendship, humor, honesty and compassion. Glad we had a chance to tell each other we loved each other three weeks ago.”

Thank you for your brotherly friendship, humor, honesty and compassion. Glad we had a chance to tell each other we loved each other three weeks ago. You were a gift to this Earth as a friend, father and a man Sekou Smith. Rest In Peace to my brother. Prayers to your wife & family.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) @MarcJSpears

“You were a gift to this Earth as a friend, father and a man Sekou Smith. Rest In Peace to my brother. Prayers to your wife & family.”

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