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The Audacity of Hoop

Jan 2, 2017

While basketball didn't take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did, according to Sports Illustrated's Alexander Wolff, author of The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama.

This hour, Wolff joins us to look at Barack Obama, the person and the president, through the lens of basketball.

And we'll look at basketball through the lens of the Obama presidency with NBA and NCAA great Jamaal Wilkes and Yale forward (and former Whiffenpoof) Brandon Sherrod.

GUESTS:

  • Brandon Sherrod – senior forward, Yale Bulldogs Men’s Basketball
  • Jamaal Wilkes – three-time NBA All-Star, two-time NCAA Men's Basketball champion
  • Alexander Wolff – staff writer at Sports Illustrated and author of The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama

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Betsy Kaplan and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired February 4, 2016.