The President Has League Pass!

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We knew that President Barack Obama was a serious basketball fan.

And we know that member of his cabinet, folks like U.S. Secretary of Education and Hang Time Podcast guest Arne Duncan, are serious about the game as well.

But we had no idea how deep the love for the NBA game was until reading the transcript of the BS Report (from’s Bill Simmons) with POTUS where he revealed a little more than usual about his NBA viewing habits:

BS: It’s funny, because I always pictured you in bed pretending you were working but watching League Pass on your iPad — [laughter] — watching some West Coast game — [the] Sacramento Kings or something.

Obama: I do have League Pass on my iPad.

BS: You do?

Obama: Of course.

BS: Do you pay for it yourself or do you charge it to the White House?

Obama: No, I’ve got to pay for it myself. [Laughter.]

There are no partisan politics in basketball. You either love the game or you don’t! It’s good to know that the leader of the free world has true love for the game.

He also knows the game, inside and out. If you don’t believe it, check out the transcript!


  1. pacersfan5 says:

    Anyone who gets involved in “Bracketology” each year, which Obama does, has serious love for the game. Respect.

  2. Andrea says:

    Go Obama! I respect even more now.

  3. EC says:

    That’s my President!!! I’m left handed as well as a Bulls fan like the Pres 😉

  4. AJ says:

    President Obama should be the next Commissioner of the NBA. ( not that you’re not doing a great Job@Mr. Stern, but well, let’s plan for the future here. It would be great for the league, imagine the viewer interest going up about 300%.

  5. joseph says:

    He also likes signing things like the NDAA that take away more of your freedoms! wake up!!!

  6. rc says:

    most ppl involved with da goverment buisness are obsessed with thier money and poltics but this is wat i love about obama, hes a cool dude who does other things besides politics all day. cool president.

  7. One says:

    lmao maybe I talked to him in chat ?

    • Shawn says:

      Uh ohh! I always trash talk the other team on that. I hope I wasn’t trash talking the president during a Chicago vs Heat game. haha

  8. newyorksteelo says:

    The President is such a cool individual. I can bet he watches Linsanity and the Knicks every chance he gets.

  9. reality says:

    Yeah, he can’t get Wizards games. “Great Product”

  10. Karlo Garcia says:

    I wonder if he would bet on his bulls.

  11. prix says:

    Obama is a Bulls fan… Bush is a Bulls fan… Kobe is a Bulls fan… He imitate his God MJ all the time but fall way short…

    • grunt912 says:

      dude ur lame….He did not fall short crushing MJ’s single game performace. (TWICE!) MJ cannot touch MR 81 and MR 62 in 3 quarters (OUTSCORED THE MAVRICKS BY HIMSELF HOMIE)

  12. David says:

    I’m not from America and I don’t know what Obama has actually done but, respect for this! If only all world leaders were interested in basketball.