The Cult of Basketball (#213)
Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Cheryl Truman and Asbury Theological Seminary professor Jerry Walls discuss with Bill Goodman the “cult of basketball” in Kentucky and its effects on other areas of life in the Commonwealth.
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Truman, a native Kentuckian, wrote a column publicly criticizing the state’s obsession with University of Kentucky basketball coach Tubby Smith’s departure—and became the object of much heated reaction herself. Walls, the editor of Basketball and Philosophy, has taught at Asbury in Wilmore since 1987.