Sean Deveney

Northwestern University
Springfield, Massachusetts


Sean Deveney is a veteran sports reporter covering the NBA and NFL for Deveney, who has written for Heavy since 2019, has more than two decades of experience covering the NBA, including 17 years as the lead NBA reporter for the Sporting News. His tenure at the Sporting News also included three years as an editor and general assignment reporter.

Deveney has covered the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Super Bowl and two Summer Olympics, in London (2012) and Rio (2016). His in-depth feature story on then-Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez was named Honorable Mention in the annual book, Best American Sports Writing, and his book, "Before Wrigley Became Wrigley," was a finalist for SABR's Lawrence Ritter award.

He is the author of eight nonfiction books, including "Fun City," which was written up in the New York Times, as well as "Facing Michael Jordan," "Remembering Kobe Bryant," "The History of the NBA in 12 Games," and, "The Original Curse," which was featured in an ESPN Outside the Lines segment on sports gambling.


Deveney has a Bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, where he graduated in 1997. In that time, he was a flanker for the rugby team, interned for the Chicago White Sox, and worked for Northwestern's Sports Information Department, which yielded memorable run-ins with Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight and Boston College football coach Tom Coughlin. He also lived in Dublin, Ireland, for a year.

Latest Articles From Sean Deveney

  • Packers Continue to Be Linked to Disgruntled All-Pro Rushing Champ

    The Packers could target the star RB in free agency ... or trade for him now.

  • Analyst Raps 49ers’ Brock Purdy as Just Another Jimmy Garoppolo

  • Jordan Love a ‘Great Fit’ for Packers but ‘Not a Great QB’: Analyst

  • Bill Belichick Has a Warning on Ex-Patriots All-Pro Stephon Gilmore

  • Raiders’ Davante Adams Hypes Up ‘Surprising’ Aidan O’Connell Amid QB Uncertainty

  • Raiders ‘Mistake’ Josh McDaniels Should Be In Line to Be Fired: Insider

    It has been a rough start for the Raiders, and it is largely Josh McDaniels' fault.

  • Ex-Patriots Captain Has Stern Message for QB Mac Jones: ‘Can’t Keep Defending It’

  • ‘Washed’ Patriots RB Zeke Elliott Now ‘Missed’ by Cowboys: Ex-NFL QB

  • Packers’ Matt LaFleur Privately Hyped for Return of ‘Home Run Hitters’: Insider

  • Patriots Laugh Off Cowboys Coach’s Claim They’re ‘Interrogating’ 3rd-String QB

  • 49ers Urged to Pursue Star DB Patrick Surtain II After Father Rips Broncos

    Broncos star Patrick Surtain II has gotten some notice after his father tweeted displeasure with Denver. Could the 49ers take advantage?

  • 49ers’ WR Brandon Aiyuk Back, But Deebo Samuel Still Uncertain

  • Packers Face Key Decision on Patrick Taylor Ahead of Week 4 vs. Lions

  • Maxx Crosby Backs up Davante Adams’ Tough Raiders Criticism

  • NFL Makes Firm Decision on Suspension for Patriots’ Mac Jones: Insider

  • Heat’s Lone Offer for Damian Lillard Trade Detailed by Insider

  • Beloved Ex-Packer Davante Adams Raises Eyebrows With Raiders Frustration

  • Patriots’ Bill Belichick Nails Answer on Travis Kelce-Taylor Swift Question

  • 49ers Players Trash Giants’ $160 Million ‘Travesty’ Quarterback

  • Packers’ Matt LaFleur Issues ‘Bad Ball’ Warning to Team Amid Week 3 Joy

    Coach Matt LaFleur was giddy after the Packers rallied to beat the Saints in Week 3. But he had a warning for his team.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Concussion Status Could Spark Raiders QB Controversy

  • Patriots’ Mac Jones Adds to Dirty-Player Rep With Sauce Gardner’s Accusation

  • Rashan Gary Sends Message to Packers Teammates After 3-Sack Day

  • ‘Disappointed’ Ezekiel Elliott Sends Message to Cowboys in Patriots Win

  • Emotional Matt LaFleur Breaks Down Packers’ ‘Dream’ 2-Point Conversion

    Matt LaFleur does not usually get emotional after Packers wins or losses. Sunday's 18-17 comeback over the Saints, though, was different.

  • Shunned Heat Not ‘Desperate’ for Damian Lillard Trade: Insider

  • Packers Rumors: Bengals Rookie RB a Potential Trade Fit

  • 49ers Rumors: Trade Proposal Adds Slumping Pro Bowl WR

  • Raiders Rumors: Proposed Trades Deal Hunter Renfrow to Hated Foes

  • Patriots Rumors: Trade for Former Pro Bowl WR Could Be Up to Belichick Pals

    Could the Patriots go after Raiders' WR Hunter Renfrow, who has been frozen out of the Las Vegas offense to date?