Posts Tagged ‘Arne Duncan’

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 Grantland.com’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!

Hang Time Podcast All-Star Special With David Stern And Arne Duncan

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – With All-Star Weekend just days away, we knew it was time to break out the heavy hitters.

And when we say heavy hitters, we mean the heaviest of hitters in the realm of basketball and beyond. No, we didn’t corral Jeremy Lin yet and Kobe Bryant didn’t return our call either. But we’ve got the next best thing.

NBA Commissioner David Stern joined us for a visit, dropping in on us after sitting down for an afternoon interview with TNT’s David Aldridge at the league’s New York offices, and didn’t disappoint. Stern dished on the Lin phenomenon, his thoughts on the upcoming All-Star Weekend, why it he doesn’t have a problem with rewarding veteran stars come All-Star bid time, how the league has thrived in the wake of the lockout and so much more.

Following the Commissioner (never an easy thing to do), we rapped with former Harvard co-captain, Academic All-American and pro basketball player, and current U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who took time out of his busy schedule to talk about his Harvard connection with Lin, his Chicago Bulls and his unique ties to both the team’s coach (Tom Thibodeau) and its biggest star (Derrick Rose). He also shared what it’s like playing ball with President Barack Obama in those famous White House pick up games (we’re ready whenever you need us Reggie Love) and so much more.

Check out all of that and so much more  on Episode 70 of the Hang Time PodcastThe All-Star Special:

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Some highlights of what Stern had to say to DA after the jump.

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