The Bench is a website founded in 2018 for articles and short essays about basketball. It has regular columnists and openly accepts contributions from fans. Rather than look to maximize viewership through clicks and short ad revenue articles, The Bench is dedicated to stories that often stray from the public eye. Many websites surrounding the NBA tend to follow the same format and style of writing in every post. As a result, the material has a tendency to get repetitive and monotonous. At the Bench, the creative expression and freedom of the authors will always be central to the website's mission. This separates it from all the other mediums. It's about the basketball. Always has been and always will be.