Tim Bontemps got his first break in journalism while he was standing in his parent’s pasture.
Tim tells that story, and more, as he and Brian catch up on writing, the NBA and all things St. Bonaventure.
Tim describes his career path from St. Bonaventure University (where he and Brian met in 2004, when Brian was an adviser to the school newspaper’s sports department) to his current gig as the national NBA writer for the Washington Post. Tim talks about where he gets story ideas, the difference between covering a team vs. covering an entire league, and how LeBron James is so good in the media. Tim also talks about the differences between college and pro basketball.
There is also a lot of Bonaventure talk. Tim describes what it was like to be at the Bonnies’ first-four victory over UCLA in this year’s NCAA tournament and why that game meant so much to us.
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