Motez Bishara

London-based feature writer and author




Contributor to CNN International, ESPN, Al Jazeera English and The Blizzard. Sports analyst on NPR and SB Nation Radio. Visiting professor of journalism at the Gulf University of Science and Technology. 

Over the past few years, Bishara has made over 50 appearances on US radio. The first half of them were part of a book promo he was doing for Beating The NBA, before he got picked up by the Big E Sports Show on SB Nation Radio as a regular basketball analyst. 

In February 2017, Bishara made his first appearance on NPR as an NBA analyst. Below are links to some of the most recent segments:

Radio Shows 

NBA Draft and Free agency moves / SB Nation Radio (July 2017)

NBA mid-season breakdown and All-Star Weekend preview P1 / SB Nation Radio (Feb 2017)

NBA mid-season breakdown and All-Star Weekend preview P2 / SB Nation Radio (Feb 2017)

Ahead Of NBA All-Star Weekend, Looking At The Fashion-Forward Players / NPR Weekend Edition (Feb, 2017)

Should NBA teams rest players? And NBA report cards / SB Nation Radio (Dec 2016)

2016 NBA season preview: Big E Sports Show / SB Nation Radio (October, 2016)

Olympic basketball segment: Big E Sports Show / SB Nation Radio (August, 2016)

NBA Finals preview / Kobe Bryant's retirement:  Big E Sports Show /  Yahoo Sports Radio (June, 2016)

NBA mid-season analysis: Big E Sports Show / Yahoo Sports Radio (Feb, 2016)

Donald Sterling controversy analysis: Big E Sports Show / Yahoo Sports Radio (May, 2014)

Discussing Beating the NBA on The Pat Williams Show (Nov, 2013)

Talking Beating the NBA on Fred Whallin Sports Overnight America Show (July, 2013)

The Culture Report with Rob Sachs (June, 2013)

Celebrity Interviews

Dick Vitale preview of 2017 NCAA Tournament (March, 2017)

Chris Bosh interview for a profile on NBA fashion (CNN, Dec, 2015)