Not many people could have predicted Jeremy Lin’s success in the NBA and were shocked when he propelled the Knicks to seven consecutive victories. However, United States President Barack Obama claims he saw Lin’s potential during his seasons at Harvard.
Obama spoke with ESPN columnist Bill Simmons and talked about the new star of the Knicks, Jeremy Lin.
“I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did, because Arne Duncan, my Secretary of Education, was captain of the Harvard team. And so way back when, Arne and I were playing and he said, I’m telling you, we’ve got this terrific guard named Jeremy Lin at Harvard. And then one of my best friends, his son is a freshman at Harvard, and so when he went for a recruiting trip he saw Lin in action. So I’ve been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for a while.”
Obama is a big NBA fan and quite often talks about the games and his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls. However, Obama still speaks highly of Lin and appreciates what he has been doing with the Knicks. Obama also attended Harvard, so he clearly has a bond with the point guard.
The question now is whether or not Lin can maintain his level of play. If Lin can be consistent through the season and into the playoffs, the Knicks can be a very dangerous squad.