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.

The defense never rests in decisive moments of All-Star Game

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.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant: We're the best two All-Stars

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.

Chadwick Boseman on the revolutionary success of ’Black Panther’ and the possibility of a sequel

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.

Why Candace Parker has stuck with Adidas her whole athletic life

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.

Dr. J talks about his new podcast and why the Philly legend is a Spurs fan

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.

Tony McGee got kicked out of Wyoming with the Black 14 but still made it to the Super Bowl

Domonique Foxworth

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

The Eagles' Super Bowl victory summarized the season and left looming cliff-hangers

Martenzie Johnson

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

Embiid is recruiting Giannis to the 76ers and other news of the week

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.

Bubba Wallace's mother, Desiree, hopes her son's second-place finish at Daytona quiets the boo birds

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 digital producer for The Undefeated.

Chef Khepra's raw vegan Super Bowl tailgate

Brent Lewis

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

No reneges at the Stance and D. Wade Spades Tournament

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’: Wolves at Rockets, Mavs at Lakers

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.

HBO to broadcast Anna Deavere Smith’s show on the school-to-prison pipeline

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.

Simeon Booker's life and legacy cannot be overstated

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.

Arizona safety Antoine Bethea is Black College Football Hall of Fame's pro player of the year

Morgan Moody

Morgan Moody is an associate digital producer at The Undefeated.

Dr. J talks about his new podcast and why the Philly legend is a Spurs fan

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

Chef Khepra's raw vegan Super Bowl tailgate

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.

She didn’t want to watch ‘Black Panther’ with whites on opening night, but then why was she surprised more of them didn’t show up?

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.

The Super Bowl parties were very hot in ice-cold Minneapolis

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 william.rhoden@espn.com.

Why 'Tell Them We Are Rising' is a must-see

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.

Day one of All-Star Weekend: 2 Chainz vs. Snoop, Draymond Green loves the kids, and Quavo is the real MVP

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.

'Grown-ish' gets early renewal for expanded second season of 20 episodes

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.

Lauryn Hill is still dropping knowledge

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.

'Black Panther' unlikely to change Hollywood's lie that black movies can't make money

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.

'The Plug' podcast: NBA All-Star recap + Chris Tucker on 'Rush Hour 4' (Episode 11)

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.

Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs win silver for USA women's bobsled

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.

Step into the future: NBA talent redefines the meaning of traveling

Mike Wise

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

Why aren't Nassar’s enablers going to prison, too?

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.

LeBron James: Real talk, and that's no debate

Clinton Yates

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

Where are the black ballplayers in baseball?