Philanthropist Smith retires from league
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- After a storied career at Michigan State and 14 seasons with six NBA teams, Steve Smith retired Friday.
Smith returned to his alma mater to announce his retirement as a player at age 36.
"My mother would be very proud," Smith said of his inspiration, the late Clara Bell Smith. "She'd say, 'You can close this chapter now. But you still have work to do.'"
Smith scored 13,430 points in the NBA, a 14.3 average. The No. 5
overall pick ...
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