Now that he's become super famous virtually out of nowhere, everybody has their own story about how they knew about Jeremy Lin way before the rest of the country. And that includes President Barack Obama. During a sitdown with Grantland's Bill Simmons yesterday, the President talked about how he's been up on Lin for quite a few years now.
"I knew about Jeremy before you did," he told Simmons, "or everybody else did, 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 awhile."
President Obama also discussed his ideal college playoff system, how he keeps up with sports despite his extremely busy job, and the Bulls chances of winning a 'chip this season. Pretty interesting stuff. It's always fun hearing this guy share his knowledge on sports.
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