Ben Golliver

Los Angeles

National NBA Writer

Education: Johns Hopkins University; BA in Writing Seminars

Ben Golliver joined The Washington Post as the National NBA Writer in 2018. An Oregon native, Golliver launched his professional basketball writing career with the self-published "Draft Kevin Durant" blog, which documented the 2007 NBA Draft and the Portland Trail Blazers. He has since covered the NBA for more than a decade for, and Sports Illustrated. As a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, Golliver penned multiple magazine cover stories. In 2021, he wrote his first book, "Bubbleball," about his 93-day stay inside the NBA's Disney World bubble during the 2019
Latest from Ben Golliver

What to know about the 2023 NBA playoffs (scores and schedule)

The who, what, when, where and why of the 2023 postseason.

May 14, 2023

Grizzlies suspend Ja Morant after he appears to show gun in new video

The move by the Grizzlies follows an earlier eight-game suspension by the NBA after Morant showed a gun in a video taken at a Denver-area nightclub and is pending a league review.

May 14, 2023

Phoenix Suns fire Monty Williams after second-round playoff exit

Williams had turned Phoenix into a perennial contender, but two straight postseason exits in the conference semifinals contributed to his departure.

May 13, 2023

LeBron James, Lakers dethrone Warriors in quiet, methodical fashion

Los Angeles hands Stephen Curry and Golden State its first series loss to a Western Conference opponent since 2014.

May 13, 2023

The Suns need changes after another humiliating playoff exit

For Phoenix and Kevin Durant, this messy ending could become a blessing in disguise. Trading Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton is an obvious solution.

May 12, 2023

Anthony Davis suffers a head injury, and the Lakers hold their breath

The Lakers star had to leave Game 5 after taking a shot to the face from Warriors center Kevon Looney in the fourth quarter.

May 11, 2023

The Warriors were pushed to the brink on a night filled with regrets

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green each made critical mistakes in the final minutes of a Game 4 loss to LeBron James and the Lakers.

May 9, 2023

Kevin Durant and Devin Booker are getting a peek at Suns’ next era

Instead of looking lost or frazzled without Chris Paul, Phoenix kicked into high gear and won Games 3 and 4 to even its series with the Denver Nuggets.

May 8, 2023

Lakers’ defense reasserts control in Game 3 blowout of the Warriors

Los Angeles, which held Golden State to its fewest points since March, will take a 2-1 series lead into Monday’s Game 4.

May 7, 2023

Warriors go small in blowout win, leaving Lakers with plenty to mull

Golden State responds to a narrow Game 1 loss by outworking, outsmarting and outlasting Los Angeles as Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry lead the way.

May 5, 2023