Beyond The Beat is a glimpse of the writing life complete with insight from the author on covering the NBA.
Wendell Maxey is a freelance writer and serves as an NBA Senior Writer for HOOPSWORLD where he’s appeared on NBA TV, NBA Radio on SIRIUS, ESPN Radio and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.
He’s covered the NBA for the past five seasons in New York during the Larry Brown and Isiah Thomas era from 2005-’07, New Jersey with the Nets postseason runs in ’06 and ’07 and now with the Portland Trail Blazers and their Rip City revival. In addition to HOOPSWORLD, he is a feature writer for the Northwest Examiner – a monthly newspaper in Northwest Portland – as well as Associated Content.com.
Wendell is currently conducting research and developing a manuscript for his first book co-authored with William Cornett on the Negro Leagues 1946 West Coast Baseball Association.
He resides outside of Portland, Oregon with his wife Emily and their two-year-old daughter Piper.
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