United States Secretary of Education and noted baller Arne Duncan will represent the red, white and blue in a slightly different capacity.
Duncan will follow in the footsteps of famed athletic patriots including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Rocky by representing the USA in international competition. More specifically, Duncan will be a member of FIBA Men's 3x3 World Championships next month. The Secretary's Chicago-based Team Ariel took home gold at the 3x3 National Championships over the weekend, emerging as champions of an 11-team tournament. Team Ariel's roster also includes former Northwestern stars Craig Moore and Jitim Young.
In the above video, watch Duncan (wearing #64 in white) drop a few sweet backdoor dimes and play semi-questionable defense while leading his team to victory.
You might remember Duncan's recent dominance at NBA All-Star Weekend in the Celebrity Game, where the big fella (he's 6-foot-5) dropped a game-record 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds and six assists against the likes of actor
Michael Jordan Michael B. Jordan and comedian Kevin Hart.
The Chicago native was a co-captain and Academic All-American Harvard before playing professionally in Australia. He also frequently hoops with President Obama, and it's evident he's never really hung his sneakers up.
Now all he needs is a cool nickname. Sorry, "The Secretary of Education" doesn't quite roll off the tongue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UPpURcIIK4