Michael Smith was born February 5, 1955 and is currently an NBA referee. He has officiated over 740+ regular season games and 7 play-off games. One of Smith’s favorite pastimes is officiating games in his church’s basketball league, where he once called a flagrant foul on Rev. Jody Akin, even though the reverend was a good 6 inches away from the shooter. It was total bullshit.