Yearbook, June 7: Kenny shows up Shaq

June, 7, 2012
Kenny SmithNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images
June 7, 1995: Years before they became television partners, Kenny Smith was a Houston Rocket and Shaquille O'Neal an Orlando Magic(ian?). And on this day 17 years ago, Smith buried an NBA Finals-record seven 3-pointers as the sixth-seeded Rockets shocked the Magic on the road in Game 1, en route to a four-game sweep and an NBA championship.

Bonus 1: Watch Smith bury four of his seven 3-pointers in this highlight reel.

Bonus 2: Watch Smith re-enact his record-breaking 3, 14 years later.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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