For the Love of the Game
In mid-June of 2020, the founders of TBW made the difficult decision to cease publication as of July 4, 2020. There were many layers and circumstances involved, including the severe economic ramifications of both the COVID pandemic and global recession on both sports media and the online industry as a whole.
We have worked tirelessly over the past couple of years to share our love of the game through high-quality NBA, WNBA, FIBA and NBA2KLeague content while creating an equitable space for our writers. Market forces and developments made that increasingly perilous, especially as we considered how full recovery was likely to be a slow and difficult process.
Because our writer compensation was based on a commission structure directly tied to subscription revenue, we recognized that it would be unsustainable for all involved to continue.
Though we plan to keep our archives free and available until at least early 2021, we hope that all who enjoyed TBW will also utilize a free membership to the Basketball Intelligence daily e-newsletter, which is operated by TBW co-founder Ray LeBov as a curation of the same style of high-quality hoops content you enjoyed here.
We are incredibly proud of the hard work our writers and podcasters did during these past couple of seasons and ask that you continue to follow and support them at their other bylines:
We published 1,004 articles, videos and podcasts from October 2018 until July 2020 thanks to the efforts of 45 talented, passionate contributors. We are grateful to them for sharing their love of basketball with us, listed in chronological order of appearance:
Joel C. Cordes
Morten Stig Jensen
Rafael “Mr. Controversy” Haynes
Dylan Hunter Carter
Enormous thanks are also in order to the following people who contributed technical support, interviews, guidance and/or encouragement. We apologize if we’ve missed anyone but are extremely grateful for all your help and involvement:
Finally, sincerest thanks to all our readers, followers and supporters from across the U.S. and 25 countries worldwide who took a chance on us and supported our team. It was an honor and privilege to share a love of the game during our time together.
Editor in Chief, TBW co-Founder and Co-host of ‘Basketball by Association’ on TBW. Former Bleacher Report’s NBA Associate Editor (2012-17). Previously served in key B/r NBA columnist, video host and writer training posts (2009-12). Former high school history teacher, basketball coach and play-by-play broadcaster; NBA podcast host, locker room reporter (Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins, Wild) and radio host/producer. Former Managing Editor of TravelPulse.com. Appears on NBA radio shows and podcasts across the U.S.