Michael Lee

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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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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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