Michael Lee

ReporterWashington, D.C.


I grew up with the Royals, then became a sportswriter and started covering the NBA. This World Series, I’m experiencing the fun part of being a fan.

  • Oct 20, 2014

After getting recruited by the NBA’s best, Pau Gasol faced a difficult decision last summer but chose Chicago because he felt it was the best fit.

  • Oct 18, 2014

Derrick Rose’s injuries halted Chicago’s title hopes but now that he’s back, the Bulls have a team that should complement his skill set.

  • Oct 17, 2014

After overcoming injuries and being a villain in two places, Dwight Howard is ready to be mentioned among the league’s best again.

  • Oct 16, 2014

The Miami Heat was thrilling, intriguing and hated before LeBron James ever played a game near South Beach. In Cleveland, the distractions have been kept to a minimum.

  • Oct 16, 2014

LeBron James’s return made the Cleveland Cavaliers relevant again but the addition of Kevin Love made them championship contenders.

  • Oct 15, 2014

Kevin Durant had the difficult task of leading the Oklahoma City Thunder without Russell Westbrook the past two seasons. But with Durant out of roughly two months, it’s Westbrook’s turn to take the reins.

  • Oct 13, 2014

With Kevin Durant expected to miss the next six to eight weeks with a broken right foot, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have to maintain or risk sliding in a competitive Western Conference.

  • Oct 12, 2014

Tyson Chandler has experienced teams giving up on him but his reunion with Dallas - where he won a title in 2011 - reminded him where he’s most valued.

  • Oct 10, 2014

Clippers forward has earned a reputation for being a spectacular dunker but he is expanding his game to become a threat away from the rim as well.

  • Oct 8, 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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