How Basketball Saved The Affordable Care Act And Won The Two Unlikeliest States For Barack Obama

During a public presentation at Temple University's Paley Library on Feb. 25, The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff made the case that basketball, and President Obama's deployment of the game, rescued health care reform when it looked to be dead. And he argued that, during the 2008 election, the game played a role in flipping to blue the two reddest states he won on the electoral map. Read more in this account from The Temple News.

Former Lakers Great Jamaal Wilkes, Yale's Brandon Sherrod, Talk POTUS And Hoop On The Colin McEnroe Show

Connecticut Public Radio's Colin McEnroe devoted an episode to basketball and Barack Obama during the February 4 edition of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR Radio. Joining McEnroe and The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff were former Los Angeles Lakers forward Jamaal Wilkes and Brandon Sherrod, the Yale star who recently set an NCAA record for consecutive field goals made with 30. Listen to the entire segment here.