An inside look at The Audacity of Hoop: Alexander Wolff’s new book on President Obama and basketball

Ed Odeven Reporting

Audacity of Hoop_sm.jpgBy Ed Odeven
TOKYO (Feb. 1, 2016) — It’s only a few weeks until the final March Madness of Barack Obama’s presidency. And the Stephen Curry-led Golden State Warriors are chasing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ all-time record of 72 regular-season wins.

Indeed, basketball has grown in popularity on a global scale in the past several decades, and the commander-in-chief’s love of the game and how it has played an important role in his life is captured in Alexander Wolff’s latest tome, “The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama.” (Temple University Press published the book in November.)

The book features more than 125 pictures, many taken by official White House photographer Pete Souza.

2.jpg The future president and his father, Barack Obama Sr. PETE SOUZA/THE WHITE HOUSE

The books tells the unforgettable tale of how the future president fell in the love with the game at age 10, in…

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