Ben Golliver

Lifelong hoops enthusiast; NBA writer since 2007

About Me


Based in Los Angeles, I cover the National Basketball Association as a Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated. I provide written reporting, analysis and opinions online and in the magazine, I co-host the “Open Floor” podcast, I co-create the annual “Top 100 NBA Players” rankings, 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 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.

Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to hear from you.


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Written by Ben Golliver

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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