Contributors

Jerry Bembry

Jerry Bembry is a senior writer at The Undefeated. His bucket list items include being serenaded by Lizz Wright, and watching the Knicks play an NBA game in June.

LaVar Ball achieves his goal with three pros, but was it done at LiAngelo's and LaMelo's expense?

Karin Berry

Karin Berry is a general editor for The Undefeated. She is an avid reader of crime fiction and a genealogy addict.

Danielle Cadet

Danielle Cadet is a senior editor at The Undefeated. She's a fan of good food, good novels and good manners and has seen every episode of Frazier at least 12 times.

Whitley’s World: A brief history of Bad and Boujee Black Girl Style

Kelley L. Carter

Kelley L. Carter is a senior entertainment writer at The Undefeated. She can act out every episode of the U.S version of "The Office," she can and will sing the Michigan State University fight song on command and she is very much immune to Hollywood hotness.

Pistons, Cavs, Jay-Z and the Red Wings: 72 hours in the New Detroit

Aaron Dodson

Aaron Dodson is an assistant editor at The Undefeated. Often mistaken for Aaron Dobson of the Arizona Cardinals, he is one letter away from being an NFL wide receiver.

The new Nike Kyrie 4 features new tech and a new designer — Benjamin Nethongkome

Kelley D. Evans

Kelley Evans is a general editor at The Undefeated. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.

Caleb Green reads 100 books in one day while parents stream it on Facebook

Michael A. Fletcher

Michael A. Fletcher is a senior writer at The Undefeated. He is a native New Yorker and longtime Baltimorean who enjoys live music and theater.

Former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin’s new book, ‘Art Activism,’ is an ode to Baltimore and its challenges

Domonique Foxworth

Domonique Foxworth is a writer at The Undefeated. He is a recovering pro athlete and superficial intellectual.

Colts-Bills game was snow going for everyone except Shady McCoy

Martenzie Johnson

Martenzie is a senior researcher for The Undefeated. His favorite cinematic moment is when Django said "Y'all want to see somethin?"

Long before Drew Brees, there was Aaron Brooks

Maya A. Jones

Maya Jones is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a native New Orleanian who enjoys long walks down Frenchmen Street and romantic dates to Saints games.

Your chance to experience HBCU bands beyond football season

Raina Kelley

Raina Kelley is the Managing Editor of The Undefeated and is obsessed with Whitney Houston, Maleficient's horns and pens. She also would have made an excellent homicide detective.

Serena Williams is the greatest of all time

Monis Khan

Monis Khan is a general editor of The Undefeated. He is a native of Milwaukee, WI and a menace on DC area dance floors.

The top three reasons that rule changes won't make the NFL safer

Brent Lewis

Brent Lewis is the Senior Photo Editor of The Undefeated and a lover of all things Chicago except Chicago Mix popcorn. #justcheeseplease

The Undefeated's favorite 5th Quarter photos

Marcus Matthews

Marcus Matthews is a general editor for The Undefeated. He’s a DMV native but prefers the Lakers over the Bullets/Wizards - #HTTR all day though!

Sim Life with ‘NBA LIVE 18’: How will the Cavaliers look vs. the Celtics and Warriors when Isaiah Thomas returns?

Soraya Nadia McDonald

Soraya Nadia McDonald is a senior writer covering arts, entertainment and culture for The Undefeated. Christopher Eccleston is her favorite Doctor Who.

‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women

Ashley Melfi

Ashley Melfi is a general editor for The Undefeated. She has an unhealthy relationship with bagels and is a loyal Knicks fan, when Steph Curry isn't playing.

Kevin Merida

Kevin Merida is Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated and a fan of great writing, great shooting, great beaches, great jazz clubs, underdogs and comebacks.

A letter from our Editor-in-Chief

John X. Miller

John X. Miller is senior editor for news and commentary for The Undefeated. He's a father, jazz aficionado and diehard UNC basketball fan.

Top 10 HBCU sports highlights Week 13

Morgan Moody

Morgan Moody is an associate digital producer at The Undefeated.

ESPN's Jay Walker talks to Howard QB Caylin Newton

Lois Nam

Lois Nam is a senior digital producer at The Undefeated. She still owns the VHS of every Sixers playoff game from 2001 and will never throw it away.

Doppelgangers, kicks and role models: A Q&A with NBA rookies and sophs

Osman Noor

Osman Noor is a multimedia producer and a hopeless romantic for hopeless sports teams.

The top three reasons that rule changes won't make the NFL safer

Lonnae O'Neal

Lonnae O’Neal is a senior writer at The Undefeated. She’s an author, a former columnist, has a rack of kids and she writes bird by bird.

LiAngelo Ball will bounce back, but many black teens don’t get that chance

Latoya Peterson

Latoya Peterson is the Deputy Editor for Digital Innovation at The Undefeated. She is becoming a cyborg, but in the gamer way, not the Terminator way.

'Don't Ever Give Up': ESPN takes the fight against cancer to the gaming world

Jason Reid

Jason Reid is the senior NFL writer at The Undefeated. He enjoys watching sports, especially any games involving his son and daughter.

Torrey Smith delivers as Eagles win NFC East, but thoughts turn to injured Wentz

Steve Reiss

Steve Reiss, deputy editor at The Undefeated, appreciates a good single malt and misses the old Cleveland Browns, often at the same time.

William C. Rhoden

William C. Rhoden, the former award-winning sports columnist for The New York Times and author of Forty Million Dollar Slaves, is a writer-at-large for The Undefeated. Contact him at <a href="mailto:william.rhoden@espn.com">william.rhoden@espn.com</a>.

A tale of two sons: One a potential pro, the other at Middlebury College

Danielle A. Scruggs

Danielle A. Scruggs is a photo editor for The Undefeated. She is a Chicago native and firmly believes no sports team will ever be as great as the Chicago Bulls during their three-peat eras.

An unofficial ‘Queen Sugar’ reading list derived from each episode title

Danyel Smith

Danyel Smith is the Culture Lead at The Undefeated. She loves tangerine sno-cones, listens to way too much music, and misses Oakland every single day.

It's so hard to say goodbye: The Undefeated's In Memoriam 2016

Marc J. Spears

Marc J. Spears is the senior NBA writer for The Undefeated. He used to be able to dunk on you, but he hasn’t been able to in years and his knees still hurt.

Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins cries foul over technical calls

Brando Simeo Starkey

Brando Simeo Starkey is an associate editor at The Undefeated and the author of In Defense of Uncle Tom: Why Blacks Must Police Racial Loyalty. He crawled through a river of books and came out brilliant on the other side.

Blame 'Thursday Night Football' for ratings decline, not protesting athletes

Justin Tinsley

Justin Tinsley is a culture and sports writer for The Undefeated. He firmly believes “Cash Money Records takin’ ova for da ’99 and da 2000” is the single-most impactful statement of his generation.

Putting it bluntly: Compton, cannabis and ‘The Chronic’ — 25 years later

Rhiannon Walker

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.

What Had Happened Was: 12/15/17

Jesse Washington

Jesse Washington is a senior writer for The Undefeated. You can find him giving dudes the bizness on a basketball court near you.

A young black officer tries to bridge the divide between the police and his people

Mike Wise

Mike Wise is a senior writer and columnist at The Undefeated. Barack Obama once got to meet him.

Tiger’s friendship with Jordan and Barkley a victim of the famous solo car crash

Mark W. Wright

Mark W. Wright is the director of special projects for The Undefeated. Born in England and raised in Jamaica, He sends referees running for the hills when they see the soccer dad (and Howard University alum) coming.

Grambling State, N.C. A&T set to duel in Celebration Bowl

Clinton Yates

Clinton Yates is a tastemaker at The Undefeated. He likes rap, rock, reggae, R&B, and remixes — in that order.

Daily Dose: 12/14/17