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Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson
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Brandon Robinson

May 28, 1985
Alma materHofstra University
Eastern University
OccupationSportswriter, Journalist, Columnist, Sports analyst, Editor, Podcast host
Years active1997 - present
Known forradio, television, journalism, podcast, producer, social critic

Brandon Robinson, known professionally as Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson[1] is an American sportswriter, journalist, sports analyst, columnist, editor and podcast host who is a senior writer at Heavy. He's a television analyst at MSG Networks [2] and a senior columnist at Basketball Society.[3]

He's been a radio host, columnist and television contributor at CBS Sports Radio[4][5] a staff writer at The Source magazine[6] and a managing editor and columnist at Respect. magazine.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

As a child, he attended the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp. He is an alum of Don Bosco Preparatory High School,[8] where he was sports editor of the Ironman newspaper.[9]

He completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Eastern University[9] and graduated with a master's degree in journalism from Hofstra University.[10] He was sports editor of Eastern's Waltonian newspaper and public address announcer of Eastern's soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams.[11]


At the age of 12, Robinson began his career co-hosting Nets Slammin' Planet,[10] with former New Jersey Nets player, Albert King and radio personality Evan Roberts. The show was broadcast on the now-defunct Radio AAHS (later AAHS World Radio)[12] and was featured on NBA Inside Stuff.[13]

Robinson was a regular writing contributor to sports and entertainment magazines such as Regal Sports Radio's D & Davis Show,[14] Slam magazine,[15] The Source,[16] Billboard,[17] CBS Local Sports,[18] Respect.,[19] Vibe,[20] Jet,[21] Ebony.[22]

After college, he curated daily content on Envy the DJ, website of DJ Envy, host of nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club.[13]

He's appeared regularly as a sports contributor on television and radio programming including Sirius XM radio[23] Arise News,[24] Complex[25] ESPN.[26]

The Source magazine[edit]

At The Source, he notably covered Adam Silver's banning of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling.[27][28]

In 9 days, he crowdfunded $2,370 through GoFundMe to fly to New Orleans to cover the 2014 NBA All Star Game after The Source refused to cover his travel costs.[29]

Arise News[edit]

Robinson covered topical issues in U.S. sports like the death of ESPN's Stuart Scott[30] and Ray Rice's domestic violence suspension by the NFL.[31]


Hosted Brown and Scoop, was a columnist at CBS Local Sports and CBS Sports Radio[32] & a contributor to CBS This Morning.[33] His reporting has been the source of several major sports stories like Kobe Bryant[34] and his rifts with former Los Angeles Lakers teammates. Ben Carson[35] also opened up to Robinson about his issues with dishonest journalists. Robinson's reporting has been seen on media television shows such as TMZ Sports.[36][37][38]

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared with Robinson that the Mavericks paid Dirk Nowitzki more than he asked for during NBA's free agency in 2016.[39]

Scoop B Radio[edit]

In April 2016, Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson and DJ Manny El launched independently produced, Scoop B Radio.[40] Scoop B Radio is an interview-based sports and entertainment podcast.

Notable guests on Scoop B Radio have included Pete Sampras, Gloria Allred and Allen Iverson.

The show was streamed over 2 million times in 2017[41] and has become popular because of trendy popular culture topics discussed.

Retired NBA players, Kenyon Martin and Tim Thomas re-lived their decade long feud on Scoop B Radio after Thomas and rapper 50 Cent[42] suggested that the two set up a charity boxing match with boxer Floyd Mayweather as the promoter and proceeds going to a charity of their choosing. Martin declined.[43][44]

Too Short told Scoop B Radio that Jay-Z sampled his "Blow The Whistle" song in 2010 to recruit LeBron James to join the New Jersey Nets.[45]

NBA on TNT's Kenny Smith told Scoop B Radio that the 1994 Houston Rockets would have beaten Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had they faced each other in the NBA Finals.[46] NBA on TNT's Rosalyn Gold-Onwude shared how she and rapper Drake, her date at the 2017 NBA Awards, became good friends.[47]

Boxer Claressa Shields shared with Scoop B Radio that childhood hero, Serena Williams ignored her at the Olympics and as a result, she decided to block the tennis legend on Instagram.[48]

Charles Barkley told Scoop B Radio that if he ruled the world for one day, he would get rid of both Republicans and Democrats because "they're both awful"[49] and said that he and Shaquille O'Neal "fought like girls" in 1999 when the two got into an on-court fight during their playing careers.[50]

Retired Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes recounted driving 95 miles to fight former Los Angeles Lakers teammate and former Dancing with the Stars participant Derek Fisher after finding out that Fisher was in the home with Barnes and his ex-wife, Gloria Govan.[51] Barnes told Scoop B Radio "I'm gonna do what a man's gonna do", and stated that he garnered support from entertainers and athletes who believe Barnes handled the situation with his ex-wife and Fisher the correct way.[52]

RESPECT magazine[edit]

As managing editor and columnist of Respect. magazine, his writing tackled the intersection of sports, entertainment, lifestyle and politics. He has written about media's fascination with O. J. Simpson and Donald Trump.[7]

Basketball Society[edit]

He was named senior writer of Basketball Society, March 2018.[3][53][54]

On Sept. 17, 2018, he reported a source was adamant that Kevin Durant was headed to the LA Lakers the following season to team up with LeBron James and eventually take over the team.[55] He previously made waves by reporting Kobe Bryant had interest in playing in the Big 3 in 2019, a report which was quickly refuted by Bryant's team.[56]

Robinson accurately predicted that LeBron James would join the Los Angeles Lakers during NBA free agency, summer 2018.[57][58][59][60]

He reported that Kobe Bryant would play in Ice Cube & Jeff Kwatinetz's BIG3.[61]


Robinson's interest in sports began in the 90s, while working in his family's shoe business, Men's Walker[62][13] in Harlem, New York City.[63]

He was diagnosed with alopecia areata in 2016.[64]


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  21. ^ "2014 NBA Draft Fashion Overview with Clarence Jones and Michael Duru". Jet. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  22. ^ "Full Court Pressed: Jalen Rose Goes Off Court and Gets Personal". Ebony. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  23. ^ "CATCH SCOOP B'S NATIONAL RADIO DEBUT TODAY!". Regal Radio. December 15, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
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  31. ^ "WATCH: Shana Renee and Brandon Robinson discuss Ray Rice Fallout on Arise TV". All Sports Everything. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  32. ^ "Brown And Scoop". CBS Sports Radio. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  33. ^ Brandon Robinson (October 6, 2015), Sports Expert Brandon Robinson Talks Fantasy Sports Scandal on CBS This Morning, retrieved January 27, 2016
  34. ^ Mutoni, Marcel. "Samaki Walker Says Kobe Bryant Sucker-Punched Him Over a $100 Debt". SLAM. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  35. ^ Scott, Eugene. "Ben Carson: My mother probably would have shot 'dishonest' reporters". CNN. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  36. ^ "Kobe Bryant -- PUNCHED ME OVER $100 IN '02 ... Ex-Teammate Says". TMZ. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  37. ^ "Ex-Laker Samaki Walker: Kobe Bryant Sucker Punched Me Over $100". Retrieved January 27, 2016.
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  39. ^ "Mavericks Paid Dirk Nowitzki More Than He Asked For In Free Agency". RealGM. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  40. ^ Mazique, Brian. "Adrien Broner Still Sees Himself As The Future of Boxing". Forbes. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
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  42. ^ "Report: 50 Cent adds Tim Thomas, Kenyon Martin to boxing card". The Score. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  43. ^ "Kenyon Martin Responds To 50 Cent, Tim Thomas Boxing Challenge". RESPECT Magazine. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  44. ^ "NBA news: Kenyon Martin says he 'would've whooped' Tim Thomas' ass". Clutch Points. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
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  46. ^ Rapp, Timothy. "Kenny Smith Says His Rockets Team Would've Beaten '94 Bulls with Michael Jordan". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  47. ^ "Drake's personal life was front and center at NBA Awards". New York Post. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  48. ^ Martinez, Jose. "Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer Claressa Shields Explains 'Falling Out' With Serena Williams". Complex. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  49. ^ "Charles Barkley Would Like to Get Rid of 'Awful' Republican, Democraric Parties". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  50. ^ "Charles Barkley on throwing ball at Shaq in 1999 and starting an in-game fight: "It was an NBA fight, so we fought like girls"". Awful Announcing. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
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  58. ^ Ridgely, Charlie (July 2, 2018). "Report: Why the LeBron James 'Space Jam 2' Trailer Didn't Release". Comic Book. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  59. ^ Robinson, Brandon (June 28, 2018). "Scoop B: LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers is about basketball, brand and legacy". Basketball Society. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  60. ^ Smith, Kayce (June 26, 2018). "The Internet Said Lebron James Will Announce Where He's Signing With A 'Space Jam 2' Trailer". Barstool Sports. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  61. ^ Irwin, Anthony (August 21, 2018). "Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant might come out of retirement ... to play in BIG 3 League". SBNation. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
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