Michael Lee

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Feud with Shaquille O’Neal, relationship with Michael Jordan nearly brought Bryant to D.C.

  • Jan 26, 2015

A decade later, the NBA star reveals that a feud with Shaquille O’Neal nearly brought him to Washington.

  • Jan 26, 2015

Fans surprisingly failed to choose Kevin Durant as an NBA all-star starter for the first time since 2010 but the reigning most valuable player said he wouldn’t use the snub for motivation.

  • Jan 24, 2015

Dealing with a torn labrum that could end his season, the Los Angeles star is putting his faith in the front office to give him a shot at a sixth ring.

  • Jan 23, 2015

The Atlanta Hawks have won 14 straight games but still trail the Golden State Warriors, who have proven to be better than James Harden’s faulty assessment.

  • Jan 23, 2015

For the most part, yes, but there are a few notable snubs -- including Kevin Durant.

  • Jan 22, 2015

Making his return from a two-game absence, Kobe Bryant had a highlight dunk in New Orleans but wound up injuring his right shoulder in the process and will have an MRI Thursday.

  • Jan 22, 2015

The Chicago Bulls established a hard-nosed, blue-collar identity under Tom Thibodeau but roster moves to give Derrick Rose more help might force them to take a different approach.

  • Jan 21, 2015

While the Philadelphia 76ers’ front office is focused on the future and draft picks, Coach Brett Brown and the players on the floor this season are left to endure all the misery.

  • Jan 20, 2015

The defending champion San Antonio Spurs are closer to being out of the playoffs than they are to top seeded Golden State. Manu Ginobili: “Nothing seems to be easy for us this year.”

  • Jan 19, 2015
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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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