By Judy Kurtz - 03/28/12 11:24 PM EDT
President Obama will be busy this election year, but he might take time out from the campaign trail to shoot hoops with Jeremy Lin.
Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan, 47, is a former pro player and served as co-captain of the varsity basketball team while at Harvard University. He says he has had “Linsanity” for years — following the 23-year-old NBA phenom and fellow Harvard grad since Lin’s Ivy League days.
“We actually worked out together last year at the all-star game, had a great time, you know, shooting some shots together. I’m just so proud of what he’s accomplished. It’s just absolutely amazing,” Duncan said.
Obama, who has had his staff arrange pickup games with NBA stars, recently boasted he knew of Lin long before Linsanity spread across the county. Obama explained that Duncan told him about the phenom.