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Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett's 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at

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FILE - In this May 27, 2014, file photo, Magic Johnson watches before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds in Los Angeles. Magic Johnson says he's pleased pro athletes are supporting peaceful protests around the nation by using "their platform and their voice" at sports events. The NBA great spoke Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in New York, a day after LeBron James and several other players wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts before a Cavaliers-Nets game in Brooklyn.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

SNYDER: On and off the field, we should all be color blind

The portrayals of black men in mainstream media outlets, especially in athletics, have only helped to foster sentiments and the vitriol espoused by Dylann Roof last week in Charleston, South Carolina. Published June 22, 2015

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) watches as the referees check a replay during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 96-91. AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

SNYDER: Warriors need more (Steph) Curry on the menu

No matter what happens in the NBA Finals over the next two or more games, the Golden State Warriors can always savor their regular-season performance. But it will leave a bitter aftertaste unless they find the right ingredients to neutralize Cleveland. More Curry would be a great place to start. Published June 10, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates after end of the overtime period of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Cavaliers won 95-93 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SNYDER: LeBron James makes sure NBA Finals far from over

An NBA series isn't a series until one team loses on its homecourt. So welcome to the NBA Finals. This series was supposed to be over the instant Kyrie Irving went down with a fractured kneecap in Game 1. Published June 8, 2015