Jabari Smith Jr. Parents (Dad Jabari Sr., Mom), Siblings – Brother AJ, Cousin Kwame, Ethnicity, and Family Background

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Parents/ Siblings/ and Family background of Jabari Smith

Houston Rockers’ power forward, Jabari Smith Jr. parent’s names are father, Mr. Jabari Smith Sr., and his mother, Mrs. Taneskia Purnell, who belongs to African roots.

Jabari Smith Jr. father and mother (Parents)
Jabari Smith Jr.’s father and mother (Parents) Source: Getty Images

Jabari Smith Jr.’s Dad – A former NBA player

Jabari Jr is not the only athlete in his family as his father, Jabari Montsho Smith Sr. is also a former athlete, and even more, he played in the NBA, between 2000 and 2005.

The two Smiths share a very good relationship as the Senior always supports his son. They even play basketball together as per Jabari. The Smiths also played a match together during the Rockets’ introductory press conference in which the son won by 10-3.

In a post-match interview, the NBA player jokingly told,

“We played, but he said he was not playing for real,” Smith jr. said. “He was playing hard, and I was playing hard. But after it was over, dad said he wasn’t playing. But we all know I beat him.”

The former NBA player is also very proud of his son as he explained,

He has his own type of mental drive,” Smith Sr. said in June. “He understands that I played. But he wants to make his own name.” He added, “He is at that point where he is ready to branch off from his dad and let me be a dad — other than the guy who is always pushing him.” 

Jabari Smith Jr’s Dad’s NBA Journey

Jabari Smith Sr. was also a professional basketball player having played basketball professionally from 2000 to 2010. He was selected in Round 2 and 45 overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Like Jabari, his dad also played in the power forward position and played for two other teams including the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. In his 108 games in the NBA, he averaged 3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

But in 2006, he left the NBA and continued playing professional basketball in other nations until 2010.

Jabari Smith Jr. father Smith Sr. playing basketball
Jabari Smith Jr. father Smith Sr. playing basketball

Jabari’s mom – Who is she?

Jabari Smith’s mom, Mrs. Taneskia Purnell, is a proud mother of her son. She is also of African descent but her family moved to the USA.

Though Smith has not revealed much information about his mom and dad, he is very close to his mother. His mom is often cheering for him and his team in his games.

He often shares his mother’s photos on his social media, but not that much.

Jabari is not the only child of his African American parents, as he also has 1 sibling – a brother named AJ Smith. He is the youngest child in his family, but the exact age difference between the Smith siblings has not been revealed till now.

Similarly, he also shares a relationship with Kwame Brown who is also a former NBA player. The two are cousins.

Parents Father Name – Jabari Smith Sr.
Father Nationality – US
Mother Name – Mrs. Taneskia Purnell
Mother Nationality- African
SiblingsBrother Name – AJ Smith
Sister Name – No sister

Who is Jabari Smith?

Jabari Smith Jr. is a professional basketball player from the United States, currently playing in the top basketball league, NBA for Houston Rockets. He was picked in Round 1 and 3rd in overall in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Jabari Smith Jr. in action
Jabari Smith Jr. in action Source: Instagram

Jabari Montsho Smith Jr., originally known by the full name fully named Jabari Montsho Smith Jr., was born in Fayetteville, Georgia, US. Smith was born on May 13, 2003, and just 21

Birth NameJabari Montsho Smith Jr.
Birth Date (DOB)  May 13, 2003
Age 21
Birthplace  Fayetteville, Georgia, US
Zodiac/Birth Sign/HoroscopeTaurus
EthnicityAfrican English

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