The nation’s most prominent basketball fan said he is “very impressed” with the hottest basketball player in the world.
President Barack Obama, a long-time Chicago Bulls fan, is apparently following the meteoric rise of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin with great interest.
“[Obama] is very impressed and fully up to speed [on Lin’s exploits], White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.
Lin performed yet another miracle on Tuesday night, with a buzzer-beating three-point basket that defeated the Toronto Raptors in Toronto.
The hysteria surrounding the Harvard graduate seems to growing exponentially and has now apparently reached the White House.
Carney told reporters that the president discussed Lin’s dramatic game-winning shot against the Raptors aboard the Marine One aircraft on Wednesday morning. Obama is on his way to Wisconsin for a political fundraising trip.
Lin’s success is “just a great story, and the president was saying as much this morning,” Carney said, adding that the saga “transcends the sport itself.”
Lin and Obama are both Harvard alumni.