Joe Smith Lost $80 Million After NBA Called Him Out for Famous Under-the-Table Deal

– Former NBA star Joe Smith’s wife Kisha Chavis was found on OnlyFans and posted a video of Smith’s reaction on social media
– Smith lost $80 million due to an illegal negotiation in his early NBA career with the Timberwolves
– The NBA gave Smith the choice to either accept a one-year suspension or negotiate with another team after the Timberwolves scandal

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Former NBA star Joe Smith has been at the center of attention lately due to his wife Kisha Chavis and her new venture on OnlyFans. A video capturing Smith’s reaction to the news was shared on social media, leading to even more speculation about the couple. Smith has been giving interviews, which has forced him to revisit his past, particularly a scandal early in his career involving a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves that cost him $80 million. Smith was the No. 1 pick in the 1995 NBA Draft but struggled with financial issues throughout his time in the league after agreeing to an under-the-table contract with the Timberwolves.

After leaving the Golden State Warriors, Smith signed a one year, $1.75 million deal with the Timberwolves in 1999, which caught many by surprise given his previous $80 million extension offer from Golden State. The NBA soon found out about the under-the-table deal and punished both the player and the team. Smith expressed that the league gave him the choice to serve a one-year suspension if he wanted to stay with the Timberwolves, which he ultimately agreed to, later returning to the team after bouncing around with a few other teams.

These recent interviews have put Smith back in the spotlight and brought attention to his legacy both on and off the court. Smith’s openness about the scandals he faced at the height of his career has fans talking once again about his complicated history in the NBA.

James Shotwell
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