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Who is the Basketball Player Joe Smith Married to? How much is His Net Worth 2023?

Who is the Basketball Player Joe Smith Married to? How much is His Net Worth 2023?

Facts of Joe Smith

Full Name:Joe Smith
Birth Date:July 26, 1975
Age:48 years
Profession:Basketball Player
Country:United States
Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
HusbandKisha Chavis
WifeKisha Chavis
Break UpMoniece Slaughter, Rashe Bowie, Erica Lester
DivorceYolanda Smith
Net Worth-$100 thousand
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBald
Birth PlaceNorfolk, Virginia
EthnicityMixed (African-American)
EducationUniversity of Maryland, Matthew Fontaine Maury High School
FatherJoe McFarland
MotherLetha Smith
KidsAmir Smith and Mahogany Lester
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An American former professional basketball player, Joe Smith a.k.a. Joseph Leynard Smith came to the limelight for his achievements such as NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1996, Naismith College Player of the Year in 1995, AP Player of the Year in 1995, and many more. He always played as a power forward in different teams. 

Early Life of Joe Smith

The full name of Joe Smith is Joseph Leynard Smith. The player opened his eyes to this beautiful world on July 26, 1975. Joe was born in Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America. As of 2023, he is 48 years old and his zodiac sign is Leo. Usually, he celebrates his birthday on the 26th of July every year. Joe’s father’s name is Joe McFarland and his mother’s name is Letha Smith.

His mother never married his father so he took Letha’s surname. Likewise, he grew up with his other six siblings. Similarly, he holds American citizenship as a nationality and belongs to mixed (Afro-American) citizenship as a nationality. Moreover, he follows Christianity as a religion.

College of Joe Smith

Joe attended Matthew Fontaine Maury High School located in Norfolk, Virginia. He later attended the University of Maryland in 1993.

Joe Smith’s Relationship

Joe is happily married to Kisha Chavis. After dating for some years, they engaged in 2016. Then the couple tied their wedding knot in 2018 on St. Croix Beach. Kisha said yes to her man and wedding Dress as shown on Atlanta TV.

Kisha Chavis's wedding dress
Caption: Kisha Chavis’s wedding dress (Photo: Pinterest)

Joe Smith Previously Mariage

In 2001, he ended his marriage with his ex-wife and began dating Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star, Moniece Slaughter. However, his relationship was short-lived with Moniece just a few months later in March 2012.

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Caption: Joe Smith with his ex (Photo: New)

Joe was married to Yolanda Smith. Their relationship ended in 2011 when Yolands filed for a divorce after she caught Joe cheating on her with another woman named Deanne Marie. He also dated Rashe Bowie and Erica Lester.

Children of Joe Smith

Joe is the father of two children. His son’s names are Amir Smith and his daughter’s name is Mahogany Lester. He had these two children from his previous relationship.

Amir is the son of Rashe while Mahogany is the daughter of Erica. Both of his children live with their mother.

Joe Smith’s Net Worth

Joe’s net worth is estimated at $100 thousand. He is earning the money from his career as a basketball player. An average salary of an American basketball player is around $7.5 million. He also earns extra money from contracts and by winning games.

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Caption: Joe Smith playing basketball (Photo: Zimbo)

After his divorce from Yolanda, he paid around 10k per month. When he became financially weak, he started paying $968 every month.

Joe Smith’s Height

Joe stands at the height of 6 feet 9 inches tall and his body weight is 106 kg. Similarly, he has an alluring pair of black eyes and he had a bald head.

Joe Smith’s Professional Career

  • Joe is an American former professional basketball player by profession.
  • He was the College Player of the Year at Maryland in 1995.
  • Joe was also the No. 1 pick for the NBA draft and was picked by the Golden State Warriors.
  • Later, he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves (with a midway pitstop for the Detroit Pistons) until 2003.
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Caption: Joe Smith posing for a photo (Photo: Yahoo)
  • Some of the other teams he has played in Milwaukee Bucks, the Denver Nuggets, the 76ers again, the Chicago Bulls, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Atlanta Hawks, the New Jersey Nets, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Joe was named to the AP NCAA All-America Team.
  • In his rookie season, Joe scored the highest point on November 30, 1995.
  • Likewsie, Joe was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team for the 1995–96 season.

FAQs of Joe Smith

Is Joe Smith still playing basketball?

No, Joe does not play basketball. He has already retired in 2011 and he has switched to coaching 10 – 15 hours every week.

What jersey numbers did Joe wear during his playing career?

Joe’s jersey numbers are 1, 9, 8, 7, and 32. While he was playing for a different team.

How much did Joe Smith earn by playing basketball?

Joe has earned $2.4 million for his rookie season. He got another $6 million by playing nearly two more seasons with the Warriors until 1998.