Yes, this is really the U.S. Education Secretary, the same guy you’ve seen quoted in our pages countless times, in a SportsCenter-worthy highlight during the NBA All-Star Celebrity game. A former Harvard forward, Duncan scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to help lead his squad to an 86-54 victory. As ESPN’s Tom Farrey said on Twitter: “Secretary takes ‘em to school.”
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