Video: Kevin Ding talks about joining Bleacher Report on Lakers beat
It’s been a pretty exciting week at Bleacher Report. We’ve announced the hiring of four top NBA writers and one of the best NFL writers in the business. That’s all.
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) September 18, 2013
Kevin Ding was the first of the quartet of elite NBA writers to announce his new affiliation with Bleacher Report. He also stopped by B/R’s San Francisco office and we chatted for a few minutes on video, as you can see above. Jared Zwerling also introduced himself to B/R readers, or at least those who didn’t already know him.
Ethan Skolnick has done some writing for Bleacher Report in the past, and he went with a charmingly humble announcement of his move—making clear in the next tweet that he’s Kapono in the analogy.
The biggest splash on Twitter came with the announcement that Howard Beck of the New York Times had jumped to B/R:
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining Bleacher Report as the national NBA writer, starting Monday. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) September 18, 2013
A monster hire by B/R. RT @HowardBeckNYT: I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining Bleacher Report as the national NBA writer.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) September 18, 2013
— David Steele (@David_C_Steele) September 18, 2013
Not sure any other move could’ve shaken up the sports journalism world quite like Beck to Bleacher Report just did. — Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 18, 2013
Beck is Impressive hire for Bleacher Report and shows Turner’s influence on the site. Turner Sports, of course, carries the NBA on TNT. — John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) September 18, 2013
@HowardBeckNYT Congratulations. They are putting together one great staff.
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) September 18, 2013