One of the new kids on the block here in Boston, Spears is in his first season covering the Celtics for The Boston Globe.
Spears came to the Globe from the Denver Post, where he covered the Nuggets. He also did work for ESPN.com and America Online. Spears is also the Vice-President of Print for the National Association of Black Journalists Sports Task Force, and thanks to an early encounter with Jason Whitlock (See the last question here) is committed to doing his best to be a mentor and answer questions for any aspiring journalists.
Spears attended San Jose State University. He spent eight years at the Post before coming to the Globe last summer. He arrived soon after Kevin Garnett, which seemed to signal the Globe’s increased commitment to Celtics and NBA coverage.
He is also perhaps one of the few writers who can look most NBA players in the eye when he talks to them.