Bucher in 2008.
|Born||Richard Mathias Bucher
1961 (age 53–54)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Education||Dartmouth College, '83
Richard Mathias "Ric" Bucher (born 1961) is a SiriusXM radio host, mornings (7-10 am PT/10am-1pm ET) on the Bleacher Report Channel and Mondays on NBA Radio (2-4pm PT/5-7pm ET). He also signed a multi-year deal with BleacherReport.com in September 2014 to serve as a senior writer and NBA video analyst. He also appears occasionally on NBA TV as an NBA analyst and on TNT as a sideline reporter for NBA game telecasts. Bucher previously worked as an NBA Insider for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and also co-hosted Bucher, Towny and Huff mornings on 95.7 The Game. Bucher was formerly an NBA analyst for ESPN and ESPN.com. He was also a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and a columnist for ESPN.com.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bucher is a 1983 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he played four years on the varsity soccer team. Bucher has covered the NBA since 1992-93, and has been a professional writer for 26 years. He was a beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News and The Washington Post before joining ESPN.
During a radio broadcast on April 16, 2008, Bucher opined that the Utah Jazz are strong at home because of the team's "vicious", "Mormon" fans: Bucher later apologized for his comments. Another huge controversy surrounding Bucher is the intense bias in many of his writings. He claimed that Portland would beat the Spurs in the 2014 western conference semifinals because Portland had a better bench, and is always biased to the Warriors. He famously claimed that Stephen Curry had boyish good looks, despite the oddity oft hose words applied from one grown man to another.
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