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Linsanity reaches the White House: spokesman says Obama tracking Jeremy Lin’s exploits

Feb 15, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT


According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, President Obama is keeping close tabs on the New York Knicks and Jeremy Lin. What Lin is doing with the Knicks “transcends sports,” according to Carney. Sorry, Floyd Mayweather.

Carney says Lin’s game-winning 3-pointer at the end of Tuesday night’s game against Toronto was the subject of conversation with the president aboard Marine One on Wednesday morning.

Obama was on his way to Milwaukee, the start of a three-day trip focused mainly on political fundraising.

Carney says Lin’s success is “just a great story, and the president was saying as much this morning.”


Obama, an avid basketball fan and recreational player, watched highlights of the game, and Carney described the president as “very impressed.”

Hopefully there was some Linning going on as well.

Obama tracking court exploits of Jeremy Lin [NBCSports]

  1. baddorange - Feb 16, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Who gives a sh#t as to what he thinks?

  2. skids003 - Feb 16, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Hopefully they got around to discussing the economy, and not the one that NBC is saying is getting better, the real one.