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Obama Tells Harvard Team, Basketball Was About More Than Me

Barack Obama in 2013.

Barack Obama in 2013.

Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

(AP) -- Former President Barack Obama told the Harvard men’s basketball team on Friday that the sport taught him “it wasn’t just about me” – a lesson he hoped they would carry with them to other, more consequential, endeavors.

“There is something extraordinary about hitching your wagon to something bigger than yourself,” Obama said, according to a recap of the meeting that was provided to The Associated Press.