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NBA senior writer Kevin Ding (@KevinDing) covers the league for Bleacher Report, based out of Los Angeles.

He has been a sportswriter covering the NBA since 1999. His pre-draft piece on the Lakers planning to select D'Angelo Russell took top honors for 2015 in the Pro Basketball Writers Association's "breaking news" category.

Ding's column on Kobe Bryant and LeBron James was judged the No. 1 column of 2011 by the PBWA, and his column on Jeremy Lin won second place in 2012.

Initially driven to fill up every page in the daily journal his mom gave him one childhood Christmas, Ding wound up at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, The Miami Herald and the Orange County Register before B/R.

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  • Brian Lockett posted 309 days ago

    Brian Lockett

    Stop kissing Phil Jackson's ass. Melo's not the sole problem at New York. Phil's "my-way-or-the-highway" approach to coaching-as-president for the Knicks is cheap. If you want someone to improve, you don't stir up animosity and beef with your own player--you talk and stay professional.

    Oh, and Phil's overrated as a coach. Popovich is far-and-away better than Phil Jackson. Popovich has kept a strict system and stern discipline, but even he has adapted and stayed more open-minded than Phil has.

    Phil just benefited from the League's most popular and dominant players, that's all. His Triangle offense, while solid, is overrated. Just about ANY team with just about ANY strategy would succeed with a Jordan and Pippen or a Shaq and Kobe on their team.

    Plenty of teams have won championships without Phil's Triangle offense. The only difference between Phil and others is, nobody's ever had mega-star players and solid benches, making Phil's coaching look better than it truly was.

  • Brian Lockett posted 309 days ago

    Brian Lockett

    Stop kissing Phil Jackson's ass. Melo's not the sole problem at New York. Phil's "my-way-or-the-highway" approach to coaching-as-president for the Knicks is cheap. If you want someone to improve, you don't stir up animosity and beef with your own player--you talk and stay professional.

    Oh, and Phil's overrated as a coach. Popovich is far-and-away better than Phil Jackson. Popovich has kept a strict system and stern discipline, but even he has adapted and stayed more open-minded than Phil has.

    Phil just benefited from the League's most popular and dominant players, that's all. His Triangle offense, while solid, is overrated. Just about ANY team with just about ANY strategy would succeed with a Jordan and Pippen or a Shaq and Kobe on their team.

    Plenty of teams have won championships without Phil's Triangle offense. The only difference between Phil and others is, nobody's ever had mega-star players and solid benches, making Phil's coaching look better than it truly was.

  • Brian Lockett posted 309 days ago

    Brian Lockett

    Stop kissing Phil Jackson's ass. Melo's not the sole problem at New York. Phil's "my-way-or-the-highway" approach to coaching-as-president for the Knicks is cheap. If you want someone to improve, you don't stir up animosity and beef with your own player--you talk and stay professional.

    Oh, and Phil's overrated as a coach. Popovich is far-and-away better than Phil Jackson. Popovich has kept a strict system and stern discipline, but even he has adapted and stayed more open-minded than Phil has.

    Phil just benefited from the League's most popular and dominant players, that's all. His Triangle offense, while solid, is overrated. Just about ANY team with just about ANY strategy would succeed with a Jordan and Pippen or a Shaq and Kobe on their team.

    Plenty of teams have won championships with it. The only difference between Phil and others is, nobody's ever had mega-star players and solid benches, making Phil's coaching look better than it truly was.

  • JC McNZ posted 398 days ago

    JC McNZ

    I hope you B/R writers see that people complain on this site more about you writers talking about the election and racism than the election and racism itself. It really takes some extreme arrogance to bridge sports with politics while forcing your own input on the matter. I shouldn't speak for all people, but for those that want to keep these topics mutually exclusion, writers like you and Mike Freeman have lost our respect.

  • Albert Chang posted 609 days ago

    Albert Chang

    Kevin - I thought your article entitled "Curry Redefining Greatness in Post-MJ Era" was a refreshing angle on the whole '95-'96 Bulls versus '15-'16 Warriors discussion. I thought the observations on the difference in personalities between MJ and SC was particularly astute.

    Have you considered writing a longer article about the broader difference in culture between the two eras - in the NBA, in professional sports, and in the broader American society?

  • Jerry Poon posted 616 days ago

    Jerry Poon

    Kevin please write about Sam Hinkie. Lakers need him.

  • Dastaan Noor posted 626 days ago

    Dastaan Noor

    Love reading your articles. Keep up the good work.

  • Don Klosterman posted 626 days ago

    Don Klosterman

    Great piece on Anthony Davis, and how important his use of Alignmed's Posture Shirt has been. Imagine if the very vulnerable high school athletes adopted it widely. They play in immature bodies. There are over 1,000 active pro athletes in all the major sports playing in Alignmed. It's no secret. It's become quite the staple for many pro athletes. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2626704-long-hidden-injury-shows-anthony-davis-may-not-be-who-we-thought-he-was

  • Don Klosterman posted 626 days ago

    Don Klosterman

    Great piece on Anthony Davis, and how important his use of Alignmed has been. Imagine is the very vulnerable high school athletes adopted it widely. There are over 1,000 active athletes in all the major sports. It's become quite the staple for many pro athletes. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2626704-long-hidden-injury-shows-anthony-davis-may-not-be-who-we-thought-he-was

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