Candace Buckner

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist focusing on how sports shape and illuminate our understanding of culture and society.

Education: University of Missouri

Since 2002, Candace Buckner has covered sports at various newspapers, including stops in Macon, Ga.; Kansas City, Mo.; Gary, Ind.; and Vancouver, Wash. Before joining The Post, Buckner was a sports reporter at the Indianapolis Star, where she earned Associated Press Sports Editors top 10 honors for feature writing and breaking news. Buckner is originally from St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri.
Latest from Candace Buckner

Settle in, Wizards fans. This turnaround will take a while.

The Wizards introduced their new leadership team on Thursday. The big takeaway: Patience might be required.

June 9, 2023

NBA Finals Game 3 highlights: Nikola Jokic, Nuggets regain home court with convincing win over Heat

Nikola Jokic had the first 30-20-10 game in Finals history and Jamal Murray added a 30-point triple-double as the Nuggets grabbed home-court advantage back from the Heat with a 109-94 win.

June 7, 2023

South Florida is the idyllic, unhinged center of the sports universe

Welcome to South Florida, where the sports teams can't stop winning.

June 7, 2023

Undrafted Caleb Martin is the new poster boy for Miami Heat culture

Becoming the Miami Heat’s Game 7 hero was the next step in Caleb Martin’s improbable rise.

May 30, 2023

After a Game 6 buzzer-beater, the Celtics are approaching history

Derrick White's tip-in gave the Celtics a Game 6 win over the Heat and set up an epic Game 7 as Boston attempts to complete a historic comeback.

May 28, 2023

The Celtics ‘thrive in chaos,’ and now they’re rolling again

Smiling through the stress, the Boston Celtics survived another elimination game on Thursday night and shifted the pressure onto the Miami Heat.

May 26, 2023

Leaning on Boston sports history, the Celtics finally put up a fight

Channeling the famous Red Sox "Idiots," the Boston Celtics started a long climb back to contention in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 24, 2023

The Heat is messing up everyone’s plans. Especially the Celtics’.

The magical, mystical Miami Heat is one game away from the NBA Finals after embarrassing the Boston Celtics Sunday night.

May 22, 2023

The Heat is no ordinary No. 8 seed, and the Celtics are paying for it

The Miami Heat is the East's No. 8 seed? Even writing that sentence now feels like an insult. Buckle up, Boston.

May 20, 2023

After a rocky Game 1 loss, Celtics Coach Joe Mazzulla could use a timeout

The Boston Celtics have a championship-caliber roster. Critics wonder if their rookie head coach is up to the task.

May 18, 2023