Since joining the SI staff in 1980, Alexander Wolff has written often about basketball and contributed many pieces that look at where sports overlap with society and culture. His books include Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure and The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama. In 2011 the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honored him with its Curt Gowdy Print Media Award for outstanding lifetime coverage of the game. He’s also the founder of the late, great Vermont Frost Heaves—the only team besides the Indiana Pacers to win back-to-back ABA titles. Follow him on Twitter at @alexander_wolff.