Ric Bucher is an NBA analyst for ESPN and ESPN.com. Bucher is also a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and a columnist for ESPN.com. He's a 1983 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he played four years on the varsity soccer team and was a member of Alpha Delta fraternity. He lives in California with his wife and two children.
Bucher has covered the NBA since 1992-93, and has been a professional writer for 22 years. He was a beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News and The Washington Post before joining ESPN. He frequently attends Golden State Warriors games as he lives in the Bay Area.
"It is the most intimidating place to play because of the configuration of the arena... and, let's be honest... they are Mormon. They are in St Lake, and there's nothing up there. [Mormons] gotta smile and be happy all the time... and this is the one opportunity for people to get vicious in a fair arena. And the fans seem to take full advantage of it."
Bucher later apologized for the remarks.