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.
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We’re back from All-Star Weekend — sore knees, bruised egos, stuffed notebooks and all — with plenty of memories and stories to share.
In addition to watching the best basketball players on the planet showcase their skills on the biggest stage, the Hang Time Podcast crew played a little ball as well, at Sunday morning’s Jordan Brand open run attended by the likes of hip hop stars Wale, D.J. Clue and my new on-court nemesis Jadakiss as well as several friends of the program.
All in all, it was a splendid time had by all … well, for the most part. (One of us got Tebowed!)
NBA.com’s Rookie Ladder guru Drew Packham also joins us on Episode 71 to break down the performances of Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio and the rest of the class at the halfway mark of their first season in the league. In his midseason report card, DP taps Irving as his choice for Rookie of the (half) Year, with MarShon Brooks as his biggest surprise and Jan Vesely as his biggest disappointment.
Check out all of that and so much more on Episode 71 of the Hang Time Podcast … The All-Star Special: