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Happy Birthday, Rik! (8/23)

Happy Birthday, Rik! (8/23)

Happy 48th Birthday, Rik Smits! A 2nd overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft, Smits stayed with the Pacers until he retired in 2000. Smits was named both a NBA All-Star and to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1988. By the end of his career, Smits averaged 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds a game.

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