In a story with the New York Times, President Obama dropped a pretty dope Miami Heat reference when asked about his pending face-off with Mitt Romney. Keep in mind, this quote is a little bit dated, but still dope.
When asked if he had what it takes to win the 2012 presidential race back in February during a meeting among Democratic governors, Obama translated to those in the room with an answer coinciding with the hot topic in basketball at the time.
“We’re the Miami Heat, and he’s Jeremy Lin,” Obama reportedly said.
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin took the NBA by storm at the beginning of the lockout-plagued 2011-12 season, but the eventual NBA champion Miami Heat put an end to the Knicks’ “Linsanity” run with a 102-88 beatdown on Feb. 23, a game in which Lin shot 1-for-11 from the field with eight turnovers.
Talk about a money quote. That was so February. Still, pretty clutch by the president.