Zhaire Smith's father uses son's recovery to overcome his own challenges

fox34.com - 05-29


Zhaire Smith has many fans here following his stand-out season playing for Texas Tech. He just wrapped up his first season in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers. Billy Ray and Zhaire's basketball bond goes way back, but he suffered a setback when his son was in eighth grade. In 2013, he had surgery for a herniated disc in his back that was compressing nerves. The surgery was supposed to be three hours, but ended up lasting eight.