Michael Lee

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The league has had to confront racial issues after incidents involving the Clippers and Hawks.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence over his racially offensive remarks about Luol Deng.

  • Sep 12, 2014

Audio recording of Hawks GM Danny Ferry’s comments on Luol Deng does not appear to support the defense that he was reading a background report.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Since replacing AOL Time Warner, the Hawks ownership situation has been marred by blunders, in-fighting and turmoil that mercifully needs to come to an end.

  • Sep 11, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t believe that Danny Ferry’s “inappropriate and unacceptable remarks” about Luol Deng should result in Ferry losing his job.

  • Sep 10, 2014

Hawks GM Ferry’s use of an inflammatory comment about Deng triggered a chain of events that led to a change in the team’s ownership.

  • Sep 9, 2014

Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. wanted General Manager Danny Ferry fired over racially insensitive comments about Luol Deng.

  • Sep 9, 2014

Bruce Levenson’s decision to sell the Atlanta Hawks was a three-month process that began after an insensitive remark from General Manager Danny Ferry.

  • Sep 8, 2014

Bruce Levenson, who has owned the NBA’s Atlanta franchise for 11 years, will sell the team after sending an “inappropriate and offensive” e-mail.

  • Sep 7, 2014

It took four years of professional struggles for things to turn around for Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay, who is finally starting to feel valued again.

  • Sep 4, 2014
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About
Michael Lee has covered the Wizards and the NBA at the Washington Post since October 2004. Before coming to Washington, Lee spent more than six years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where he covered the Hawks, Braves, colleges and high schools. He has covered two Olympics, eight NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 1998 graduate of Florida A&M University, Lee is still scarred by the Kings leaving his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., for Sacramento when he was 8. An award-winning writer, Lee was honored with the National Association of Black Journalists’ sports story of the year in 2009.
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