President Barack Obama was the featured guest on Bill Simmons podcast which was filmed at the White House, where the two discussed sports and entertainment.
Obama praised several sports figures, including Jeremy Lin, who he claimed he knew about since Lin’s Harvard days due U.S. Secretary of Education who played for Harvard where Lin played. He also praised his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose.
Also receiving praise were L.A. Clippers, Chris Paul, who he claimed he crossed over and Blake Griffin as well as the critically acclaimed TV show, “The Wire” whcih he called “one of the greatest shows of all time” and his favorite character, Omar Little.
Obama: And I said, man, Blake Griffin is unbelievable, and you guys seem to be really clicking. I said, the only thing is you got to tell Blake to just take that 12-, 15-footer when he gets it because he’s got a good stroke, but he always looks like he’s hesitating a little bit because he wants to go inside. And if he starts getting that shot like Karl Malone, he’ll be unstoppable.
BS: Settle an office debate. Best Wire character of all time?
Obama: It’s got to be Omar, right? I mean, that guy is unbelievable, right?
BS: We might break this down as like a March Madness bracket, and I think he’s going to be the no. 1 seed. [Laughter.] Everyone is in on Omar, it seems like.
Obama: He’s got to be the no. 1 seed. I mean, what a combination. And that was one of the best shows of all time.