Shandel Richardson

Shandel Richardson

Shandel has covered the NBA since 2010, with previous stops at The Athletic and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  He has covered six NBA Finals, one Super Bowl, the NCAA basketball tournament. He has also been a beat writer for the Miami Hurricanes and contributed on every major beat in South Florida since 2003, including the Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins. He can also be read in the Sportsbook Review for gambling coverage from around the NBA. A native of Bloomington, Illinois, Shandel attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He's also worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star.  TWITTER: @ShandelRich EMAIL: shandelrich@gmail.com

Mar 2, 1996; Orlando, FL; USA; FILE PHOTO; Orlando Magic guard Penny Hardaway (1) in action against Portland Trail Blazers forward Harvey Grant (44) at the Orlando Arena. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Shaquille O'Neal Says Prime Penny Hardaway Was Better Than Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal thinks Penny Hardaway had a more impressive start to his career than Kobe Bryant

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1984; Atlanta, Ga, USA; FILE PHOTO; Dallas Mavericks guard Rolando Blackman (22) against the Atlanta Hawks at the Omni Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Network.

Ex-Dallas Mavericks Guard Recalls Boycotting The 1980 Olympics

Rolando Blackman, a former NBA All-Star, skipped the 1980s Olympics in Moscow because of political reasons

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Dec 16, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson speaks to the media prior to a halftime ceremony honoring his hall of fame induction before a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Why Stephen A. Smith Called It A "Nightmare" To Report On Allen Iverson

Stephen A. Smith says his time as the 76ers beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer was tough because of Allen Iverson

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Ricardo B. Brazziell AMERICAN-STATESMAN 8/9/10 President Barack Obama addresses a large crowd on the University of Texas at Austin campus inside the Gregory Gymnasium to talk about higher education. He was warmly received and spoke passionately about sending more Americans to college. Obama waves to the crowd before making his way through the audience for handshakes.

NBA Great Steve Smith Boasts Pic With Barack Obama And Other Legends At Team USA Game

Former President Barack Obama posed with former NBA stars Reggie Miller, Steve Smith, Tim Hardaway, Shawn Marion and Gary Payton

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Isiah Thomas Explains How Dennis Rodman Made Rebounding A Science

Dennis Rodman's rebounding prowess was more than just coincidence. Isiah Thomas says his strategy was calculated

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Jun 1988; Los Angeles, CA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Los Angeles Lakers guard Magic Johnson (32) in action at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: MPS-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Flashback: Magic Johnson Details Lifestyle That Led To Positive HIV Test

Almost 32 years ago, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson told the world about lifestyle that led to acquiring the HIV. He detailed in an interview with ABC Primetime Live

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Apr 5, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Former NBA player John Salley sits with rapper Boosie Badazz at a game between the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks in the first half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Four-Time NBA Champion Once Claimed David Stern Pushed Michael Jordan Agenda

Ex-NBA player John Salley thinks commissioner David Stern was responsible for promoting Michael Jordan during the 1980s and 1990s

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Dec 2, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward/center Rasheed Wallace leaves the court after being ejected during the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden.  Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Former NBA Player Rasheed Wallace Tells Crazy Dean Smith, North Carolina Recruiting Story

Rasheed Wallace says North Carolina coach Dean Smith showed up at his house the day after winning the NCAA title

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Aug 8, 1992; Badalona, SPAIN; FILE PHOTO; USA Dream Team guard Michael Jordan (9) is defended by Croatia guard Drazen Petrovic (4) in the mens basketball gold medal game during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games at Pavello Olympic Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SPORTS

Chris Webber Details The Game The Day After College Stars Defeated 1992 Dream Team

After losing to a team of college stars led by Chris Webber, Michael Jordan and the 1992 Olympic Dream Team meant business the next day in the rematch

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Feb 15, 1996;  Auburn Hills MI, USA; FILE PHOTO; Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan (23) prior to the game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace at  Auburn Hills. The Bulls beat the Pistons 112-109 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

DPOY Controversy Causes NBA Rookie To Keep Michael Jordan Off Mount Rushmore List

Miami Heat rookie Kel'el Ware refused to put Michael Jordan on his Mount Rushmore list because of allegations of stat padding

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Jul 2, 2024; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James watches at a press conference at the UCLA Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James' Two-Year Contract Surpasses Michael Jordan's Career Earnings In NBA

LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history with $500,000,000 in career earnings.

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Dec 16, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson is presented a jacket by Julius Dr. J Erving during a ceremony for his induction to the hall of fame during halftime against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Julius Erving, Allen Iverson Presences Made During Philadelphia 76ers Pitch For Paul George

Julius Erving attended Philadelphia 76ers meeting with Paul George, who was wearing an Allen Iverson shirt

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