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Sep 24 / King Kaufman

Shoutouts: High-profile new B/R hires make debuts; plus RG3, LeBron, Durant

Bleacher Report announced a quintet of high-profile writer hires last week, welcoming NBA scribes Howard Beck, Kevin Ding, Ethan Skolnick and Jared Zwerling and NFL columnist Dan Pompei to the fold.

So this week’s Shoutouts begin with a nod to their initial pieces for B/R. Beck begins later this week, but the others have already weighed in.

Pompei broke down how Pete Carroll’s Unique Blueprint Has Turned Seahawks into NFL’s Elite.

Ding introduced himself and so did Skolnick and Zwerling, who has been busy. Check out his feature on Jared Jeffries, who has ended his playing career to begin pursuit of his goal of becoming the youngest general manager in NBA history.

Here are some other top pieces from the last week, as identified by our Quality Editing team:

Brad Gagnon broke down What’s Wrong with Robert Griffin III? from both the football and, especially, medical points of view. Excellent reporting and use of media.

Grant Hughes asked When Does Kevin Durant Start Getting the LeBron James Pressure Treatment? Spoiler: When he’s not in the same league as LeBron.

So can Durant win the MVP with LeBron still in the league? Bryan Toporek provided a blueprint for him to steal the throne this season.