Baxter Holmes, who has been at ESPN since 2014, has signed a new multi-year extension to remain the senior national NBA writer for the company. It is a role he has held since last year. Prior to that, he was the Lakers’ beat writer at ESPN.com.
He will remain in Los Angeles. In a press release, ESPN acknowledged that many of Holmes’s assignments would be California-based. That means he will probably be spending a lot of time with LeBron James and with the Golden State Warriors.
Last year, Holmes was recognized by the James Beard Foundation for best feature writing. His piece, “The NBA’s Secret Addiction,” for ESPN The Magazine focused on NBA players’ love of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches was also featured in the foundation’s Best American Food Writing of 2018 book.