Contributors

Jerry Bembry

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.

Serena Williams might not be ready to come back right now — but she will be
Karin D. Berry

Karin D. Berry

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

A national lynching memorial recognizes the domestic terrorism that killed my great-great-grandfather.
Danielle Cadet

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.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant: We're the best two All-Stars
Kelley L. Carter

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.

Royce Da 5’9” on sobriety, boxing and why he stopped watching NBA games
Aaron Dodson

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.

Fifteen years ago, Reebok and Adidas wanted him badly — so how exactly did LeBron James end up with Nike?
Kelley D. Evans

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.

Pam Oliver of Fox Sports has been holding it down for 30 years
Michael A. Fletcher

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.

New poll finds black voters believe NFL colluded to blackball Kaepernick
Domonique Foxworth

Domonique Foxworth

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

Dom Foxworth: If your teams follow my mock draft, they'll be celebrating come training camp
Brittany Grant

Brittany Grant

Brittany Grant is a general editor for The Undefeated handling data and analytics. Hobbies include Muay Thai, people watching, pulling threads and walking fast.

Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill is a Senior Correspondent and Columnist for ESPN and The Undefeated.

NFL shows who and what it values with new anthem policy
Martenzie Johnson

Martenzie Johnson

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

President Trump played NFL owners and other news of the week
Maya A. Jones

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.

Is Bubba Wallace a sign of success or struggle in NASCAR’S Drive for Diversity?
Raina Kelley

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
Marcus Matthews

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’: Celtics at Cavs
Soraya Nadia McDonald

Soraya Nadia McDonald

Soraya Nadia McDonald is the culture critic for The Undefeated. She writes about pop culture, fashion, the arts, and literature. She's based in Brooklyn.

Even Michael B. Jordan can’t save HBO’s disappointing ‘Fahrenheit 451’
Ashley Melfi

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

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.

Simeon Booker's life and legacy cannot be overstated
John X. Miller

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.

2018 Celebration Bowl is back on ABC, featuring MEAC and SWAC champs
Lois Nam

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.

Jaylen Brown all-access: L.A. All-Star video diary
Osman Noor

Osman Noor

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

Undrafted and undeterred: How one HBCU running back plans to prove the NFL wrong
Lonnae O'Neal

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.

An AAU basketball vocabulary lesson
Latoya Peterson

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.

He’s on fire! Tim Hardaway Jr. takes on Sheek Louch of The Lox in ’NBA Jam’
Jason Reid

Jason Reid

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

What the NFL's new anthem policy could mean for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid
Steve Reiss

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

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 william.rhoden@espn.com.

For Maverick Carter, running King James' empire was always the game plan

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.

Inside the world premiere of the coming-of-age film 'Jinn' at SXSW

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.

Sydel Curry is brand-new, with a new wine, a new personal brand — and a new fiancé
Marc J. Spears

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.

Warriors' Shaun Livingston: 'They will forget about this game if we win the next game and win Game 7'
Brando Simeo Starkey

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.

Shaming white people might stop some of them from calling 911 on us
Justin Tinsley

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.

Baltimore Ravens rookie Lamar Jackson is into 21 Savage and NBA YoungBoy — and old-school Miami Hurricanes football
Rhiannon Walker

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.

Less than a week into the WNBA season, the Lynx pettiness is in top form
Jesse Washington

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.

Real talk: A college basketball coach explains how to go D-Free
Khari Williams

Khari Williams

Khari Williams is an associate editor for The Undefeated. He once finished second in Jamaica’s national spelling bee, but it’s been all downhill from then.

Mark W. Wright

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.

Will Harden’s dunk on Green alter NBA history?
Clinton Yates

Clinton Yates

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

Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ video is a beautiful nightmare