Malik Smith
69 Posts

Malik Smith
69 Posts
NBA, Boxing, MMA
Senior Editor
4 years
New York


Malik is a Senior Editor on The Action Network's written content team. He manages a team of writers and analysts who focus on the NBA, Boxing and MMA. He occasionally produces content on multiple platforms for those sports.


Prior to joining Action, Malik worked for four years at ESPN in the Stats and Information Group as a Stats Analyst, researcher and editor. He spent a large of his time tracking live NBA games and using advanced data to tell deeper stories about team and player performance. He also specialized in creating boxing content for and studio shows like SportsCenter. Malik has worked in sports since his days working as an agate clerk and writer with the Daily Press in Newport News, VA from 2010-2013.


Malik is a graduate of Hampton University, an HBCU in Hampton, VA where he earned a degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in psychology. As a student, he wrote for the school newspaper and was a sideline reporter at football and basketball games.

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Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
Sadly, the joy of the wins is outweighed by the disappointment of the losses.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
Wilder vs. Fury I. I bet Wilder to win the fight in Rounds 10-12. He famously knocked Fury down in the 12th and celebrated too soon before Fury rose from the dead like the Undertaker.
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