The United States Secretary of Education took some celebrities to school Friday at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, setting an all-time record for the game with 20 points and making the highlight reel with a no-look pass.
Arne was actually on track for a triple-double before halftime, and though he didn’t quite get there the Obama cabinet member did manage to steal headlines in the star-studded game. There were some other interesting moments, like Snoop Dogg blowing his hand off after nailing a three-pointer and Nick Cannon doing some trash talking with Kevin Hart, but Duncan stood out.
Aside from the WNBA participants — who scored whenever they wanted — Duncan was the most dominant player. Even former NBA defensive specialist Bruce Bowen took a back seat (and seemed to be taking it easy in the game).
Arne Duncan has stood out in other Celebrity All-Star games. In 2012 he scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and last year he had 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
Duncan, the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, is no stranger to the basketball court. He was co-captain of the basketball team at Harvard University, and was named a first team Academic All-American. Between 1987 and 1991 he played professional basketball overseas, mostly in Australia.
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) February 15, 2014
Though actor Kevin Hart was given the MVP award for the game — an award voted on by fans — afterward he gave it to Arne Duncan.