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.

'Last Chance U' finds a new home, and same challenges for season three
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.

At Monticello, the descendants of slaves bring new understanding to the history of Jefferson’s home
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.

New Los Angeles Laker LeBron James in talks to star in big-screen comedy
Aaron Dodson

Aaron Dodson

Aaron Dodson is an associate editor at The Undefeated. Often mistaken for Aaron Dobson, formerly of the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals, he was one letter away from being an NFL wide receiver.

Did Michael Vick seriously consider leaving football to take a swing at Major League Baseball?
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.

Minnesota Lynx guard Maya Moore receives June WNBA Cares Community Assist Award
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.

Seeding Serena Williams is not only the best thing for Serena — it's the best thing for tennis fans
Domonique Foxworth

Domonique Foxworth

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

LeBron vs. Trump: a one-sided battle
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.

‘Luke Cage’ creator Cheo H. Coker says season two is thick with sports themes and guest appearances
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?"

Rank these 10 memorable moments in ESPYS history
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.

Caddie Academy offers black girls chance to learn and play golf
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!

Greek Freak gets ‘NBA 2K19’ standard edition cover
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.

'Sorry to Bother You' takes on capitalistic culture — and how we ignore it — in the most hilarious way possible
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.

Steve 'Air' McNair is among 11 HBCU greats on the '19 College Football Hall of Fame ballot
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.

Jaren Jackson: A message to my NBA-bound son, Jaren Jr.
Osman Noor

Osman Noor

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

Jaren Jackson: A message to my NBA-bound son, Jaren Jr.
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.

The struggle is real: The unrelenting weight of being a black, female athlete
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.

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins does things his way despite critics
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.

The NBA journey begins for Wendell Carter Jr. and his family in Chicago

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.

The best style moments at the 2018 NBA draft

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.

Sam Jackson and friends wow at ‘Incredibles 2’ premiere
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.

Sterling Brown's mindset during arrest: 'Get home'
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.

Would anyone really want to be LeBron's newest teammate?
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.

Dallas Mavericks’ Kostas Antetokounmpo: 'I told Giannis I’m gonna try to bust his a--'
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.

The American League won the All-Star Game, but Brewers' Josh Hader stole show with racist, anti-gay tweets
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.

Steelers’ Antonio Brown brings his A game to the cover of 'Madden NFL 19'
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.

Tiffany Greene joins HBCU broadcast team as play-by-play announcer for ESPN
Clinton Yates

Clinton Yates

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

The complicated politics of World Cup culture