Issue #102 – Digital Cover

Published on February 5th, 2017 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Live Session with NBA scribe Oliver Maroney

NBA Sportswriter Oliver Maroney (Photo credit Bruce Ely)

NBA Sportswriter Oliver Maroney (Feature image and article photo credit: Bruce Ely)

Oliver Maroney (@OMaroneyNBA) 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, HoopsHabit, Today’s Fastbreak, The Oregonian, and more. His work has appeared in or on NBATV,, Bleacher Report, CBS, NBC, Houston Chronicle, ESPN, and other notable nationally accredited sites.

Most recently Oliver has done interviews with D’Angelo RussellAnthony Bennett, Justin Anderson, Meyers Leonard, Patrick Beverly, James HardenDaryl MoreyTerrence Ross, Terrence Jones, Ronny Turiaf, CJ McCollum, Amin Elhassan, Kristen LedlowRick 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.

Tune In

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 ~ JD

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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