Chris Ballard is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and the author of four books, most recently One Shot at Forever. He’s written for The New York Times Magazine, his work has been anthologized in The Best American Magazine Writing, and five of his features have appeared in The Best American Sports Writing. He’s a National Magazine Award finalist and six of his stories have been optioned for film. He’s covered the NBA on and off for over a decade and writes features, columns, and longform stories for Sports Illustrated. He attended Pomona College and received a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University.
- Out From the Darkness (Sports Illustrated - Sept. 21, 2016)
- Love, Loss, and Survival (Sports Illustrated - Nov. 30, 2014)
- Lost Soul (Sports Illustrated - Oct. 13, 2013)
- Mourning Glory (Sports Illustrated - Oct. 22, 2012)
- Dewayne Dedmon's Leap of Faith (Sports Illustrated - Nov. 14, 2011)
- The Courage of Jill Costello (Sports Illustrated - Nov. 29, 2010)