Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson have known each other since childhood.
They both come from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. They both starred under Dwayne Morton at Lincoln High School. And both became the all-time scoring leaders in New York State history, with Stephenson ultimately breaking Telfair’s record last season.
“He grew up three blocks from me, so I watched him play when he was playing in Pee Wee leagues, so I’ve known him my whole life,” the 6-foot, 175-pound Telfair said last Friday before his Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.