Not to be confused with the Charles Smith that played for the Knicks and was famously blocked 37266353536 times by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant in the memorable Game 5 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals.
This is Charles E. Smith who fits the definition of Journeyman to a tee. Take a look at his career stops:
- Boston Celtics (1989-1990, 1991)
- Rapid City Thrillers (CBA) (1990-1991)
- Rockford Lightning (CBA) (1991, 1994, 1997)
- Hartford Hellcats (CBA) (1994-1995)
- Omaha Racers (CBA) (1995)
- Florida Sharks (1995, 1996)
- Florida Beach Dogs (CBA) (1995, 1996, 1996-1997)
- Minnesota Timberwolves (1995)
- BC Red Star (Serbia) (1996)
- Iraklis (Greece) (1997)
- La Crosse Bobcats (CBA) (1997-1998, 2000-2001)
- Ourense (Spain) (1998)
- Vaqueros de Bayamón (Puerto Rico) (1998)
- Serapide Pozzuoli/Record Napoli (Italy) (1998-1999, 1999-2000)
- Obras Sanitarias (Argentina) (1999)
- Ina Sicilia Barcellona (Italy) (2000)
- Liège (Belgium) (2001)
His frequent fliers miles had to be nice. He is lucky to be alive though because it appears he was the victim of shooting last night. Here are the details:
Law enforcement sources have identified the man shot in a Bowie home Thursday as 42-year-old Charles E. Smith IV, a one-time Georgetown University basketball star and former NBA player.
One source said the shooting could have stemmed from a gambling debt.
Smith’s wounds are not considered life-threatening, the sources said. He remains hospitalized.
Investigators scoured the neighborhood for the shooter, who was wearing a red hat and was armed with a handgun, witnesses said.
Good news that his injuries aren’t life threatening. You have to be careful out there, in the immortal words of Biggie in regards to death “there is no coming back from that“.