Before he was part of Donald Trump’s inner circle, before he was reportedly fired this week and before he reportedly joined the Trump re-election campaign the same day, John McEntee was famous for something entirely outside of politics.
His trick shot video made one day when he was bored at school that currently has more than seven million views on YouTube.
The former UConn quarterback told WEEI in 2011 that he was inspired by a video the woman’s basketball team had made and just wanted to try one on his own. And then, he was surprised by all the attention it got. And sort of regretted it.
“It’s starting to get a little out of hand. We didn’t make it to promote ourselves, we just made it to be funny. I don’t want to take away from the team.”
For the record, McEntee’s father told Politico in 2017 that his son hadn’t spoken to the President about the trick shot video.
Recently, McEntee’s father asked his son if he had ever talked to Trump about his famous trick shot video, and he was surprised to learn that his son hadn’t. “I thought for sure, because it was so cool, they would have,” he said. “But he never brought it up. That’s Johnny.”
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