U.S. President Barack Obama was actually the guest on Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” podcast today … something we don’t see Mitt Romney doing anytime soon.
During the 24-minute, basketball-oriented sit-down, Obama guaranteed a Chicago Bulls title before he leaves office … presumably by 2017, not this summer.
He also raved about fellow Harvard grad Jeremy Lin, the underdog who’s sparked Linsanity around the nation (and the New York Knicks’ recent win streak).
“I’ve been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for awhile,” Obama boasted.
The Prez said that his Secretary of Education, former Harvard basketball captain Arne Duncan, had talked about Lin while the point guard was still in college.
“It’s a terrific story. He seems like a wonderful young man; it elevates this great sport all around the world,” the 50-year-old Commander-in-Chief added.
Simmons, ESPN’s hilarious and knowledgeable Sports Guy, went on to ask the president’s opinion on who the best basketball player of all time is.
Obama took a safe, biased (and hard to argue with) route: Michael Jordan.
Simmons also asked him to name the best character on the critically ignored but beyond awesome HBO series The Wire, to which Obama said, “It’s got to be Omar, right? I mean, that guy’s unbelievable … That was one of the best shows of all time.”
It really was. Seriously, go Netflix it. Today.
And watch Obama’s full talk with Simmons.