President Obama sat down to record a B.S. Report podcast with sports guy Bill Simmons, weighing in on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin and the Chicago Bulls.
“I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did,” he said, “because Arne Duncan, my Secretary of Education, was captain of the Harvard team. And so way back when, Arne and I were playing and he said, I’m telling you, we’ve got this terrific guard named Jeremy Lin at Harvard. And then one of my best friends, his son is a freshman at Harvard, and so when he went for a recruiting trip he saw Lin in action. So I’ve been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for a while.”
“I can’t take credit, but I’m just saying I was there early,” he added.
Asked by Simmons how often he wished the Bulls would pay a championship visit to the White House, Obama responded “every year, and it hasn’t happened, but it will happen.”
“I’ve got another five years here,” he said, again hinting at re-election.
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