Published on February 5th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby0
Live Session with NBA scribe Oliver Maroney
Oliver Maroney (@) is one of the youngest pens I’ve ever met working at his level. He’s a trusted sports journalist covering the NBA that earned his stripes by hard work, integrity and making personal connections with players as well as team and league execs.
Here’s his official line
Oliver Maroney is an NBA insider and writer for Basketball Insiders, creating in-depth articles and interviews with current and former basketball players. Previously, Oliver was with About.com, HoopsHabit, Today’s Fastbreak, The Oregonian, and more. His work has appeared in or on NBATV, NBA.com, Bleacher Report, CBS, NBC, Houston Chronicle, ESPN, and other notable nationally accredited sites.
Most recently Oliver has done interviews with D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Bennett, Justin Anderson, Meyers Leonard, Patrick Beverly, James Harden, Daryl Morey, Terrence Ross, Terrence Jones, Ronny Turiaf, CJ McCollum, Amin Elhassan, Kristen Ledlow, Rick Kamla, and other names around the association.
In a conversation that didn’t BEGIN as a recruiting effort on my part, we got to explore with Oliver what developed his love for the game to the level he’d want to make covering it a career. We also got into just HOW he’s managed to become such a respected media figure in the sport of basketball. From the courts to the locker rooms, Oliver provides entertaining insight and commentary in his columns as well as subject matter expert analysis on major sports segments.
Oh yeah! I did mention earlier that this ended up as a recruiting pitch from us as well…I’m going to say it was successful as Oliver contribute future NBA exclusives to The Hype Magazine from time to time…stay tuned!
Building long-standing relationships with many, Oliver has continued to build a network that is trustworthy and strong which makes him a perfect fit for The Hype Magazine culture ~ JDTweet