Ben Golliver

Lifelong hoops enthusiast; NBA writer since 2007

About Me


Based in Los Angeles, I am a Sports Illustrated staff writer covering the National Basketball Association. I provide written reporting, analysis and opinions online and in the magazine, I co-host the “Open Floor” podcast, and I make regular appearances in video content.

Prior to joining SI in 2012, I spent two years at while also covering the Portland Trail Blazers for seven seasons at

I began writing about basketball with the self-published “DraftKevinDurant” blog in 2007. In the decade since, I have covered the NBA Finals and playoffs, NBA Draft, NBA All-Star Weekend, NCAA Tournament, Las Vegas Summer League, and USA Basketball events, among others.

I have appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter, MSNBC, Headline News, CNN World Sport, and The Jim Rome Show, among others. My freelance writing has been published by,, Pro Basketball Prospectus, Open City literary journal and the Portland Business Journal.

I am a graduate of the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University and a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association. I was born in Portland, Oregon, and have spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest.

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Written by Ben Golliver

February 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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