Born in the year 1969 on 31st March in Highland Park which is situated in Michigan in the United States of America, Steve Smith’s birth name is Steven Delano Smith. There is not much detail available about his childhood days or how he spent the early days of his life. There is also no particular details available about his parents and their names are also not disclosed. There is no news about whether he has any sibling or he is the only child of his parents. He is married to Millie Smith and the couple is proud parents of two sons.
He enrolled as a student at the Pershing High School situated in Detroit in Michigan, United States of America. He decided to complete his further education from the Michigan State University situated in Michigan, United States of America. There is no news about how he got interested in basketball or what inspired him to choose basketball as a career, but his interest in basketball started at a very early stage and he was one of the best players of his university. He was selected to the All-American first team during his college days and he played a crucial role in leading his team to victory during several championships. His great performance earned him a spot in the Athletics Hall of Fame of the Michigan State University in the year 2001.
Right after his graduation from the Michigan State University in 1991, he was chosen by the Miami Heat during the National Basketball Association draft in 1991. His team as well as he himself started out with average performance, but during the 1993 season, his team went on to win their first game in playoffs and Smith played a very crucial role in this win. During the beginning period of the season in 1994, he was traded to Atlanta Hawks. His started with Atlanta Hawks with average performance but reached a score which was his highest in the later seasons.
He was even selected for an NBA All-Star in 1998. He also played well to lead his team to semifinals during several playoffs. After that season ended, he was traded to Portland Trail Blazers in 1999. In the year 2000, he became a part of the National Basketball Team of the United States of America and led his team to win a gold in the Summer Olympics in that year. At the end of 2000, he was again exchanged to San Antonio Spurs.
He played only a few games during his stint with the team due to an injury. In 2003, he was signed by the New Orleans Hornets and started with an average performance. He played very well in the later part of the season but again changed his team to Charlotte Bobcats. He played well during the first half of the season but was again shifted back to Miami Heat. He retired after one season with the Miami Heats. His biography is often confused with the USC’s alumni and football player Steve Smith. His net worth is expected to be $10 Million.