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!