Ex-Knick, N.J. star making basketball comeback with new name, religion

Chris Smith, the New Jersey native, former Louisville standout and one-time Knicks guard, was once best-known as J.R. Smith’s younger brother. Now Smith’s story–and faith–have changed that. Chris Smith is now Ariel Smith, a name change brought upon by a conversion to Orthodox Jewish faith. As detailed in a conversation with the New York Post, Smith…

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