President Obama on Linsanity: “I knew about Jeremy Lin before everybody else did” (Video)

By on Mar 3, 2012 in Basketball, International, Politics, Sports Comments

US President Barack Obama admitted recently that he knew about Jeremy Lin’s Linsanity ahead before everybody else did, as shown in the video interview below with ESPN’s Bill Simmons.

US President Barack Obama (left) and Jeremy Lin
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As noted at on Thursday, March 1, 2012, President Obama was interviewed by Simmons for his B.S. Report on Wednesday inside the White House, which lasted for about 25 minutes and asked him about sports-related topics.

At one point during the interview, Simmons asked the president on his favorite sport, basketball, or NBA in particular, including his feelings on Linsanity and the chances of Chicago Bulls to win a title this season, which is being noted to be his favorite NBA team.

Apparently, the president, who graduated with a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1991, told Simmons that he knew Jeremy Lin, who is also a Harvard graduate, even before he landed at NBA where he is now making a big name.

Jeremy Lin doing good. And I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did, because Arne Duncan, my Secretary of Education, was captain of the Harvard team.” Obama told Simmons during the interview.

“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.” The 50-year old president added.

“So I’ve been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for a while.” President Obama admitted, noting that he is not taking credit for Linsanity but just emphasizing that he was there early.

US President Barack Obama, talking about Jeremy Lin’s Linsanity
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