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Obama tracking court exploits of NBA's Jeremy Lin

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:13 a.m. HST, Feb 15, 2012

WASHINGTON >> "Linsanity" has descended on the White House.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama, is tracking the exploits of Jeremy Lin, the sudden star of the New York Knicks.

The point guard from Harvard has come out of nowhere to lead the team on a winning streak and he's captured widespread public attention.

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, a Harvard Law School graduate and avid basketball player and fan 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."

He says it's a story that "transcends the sport itself."

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false wrote:
Anything for a vote!
on February 15,2012 | 07:29AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
Thing is this president had nothing to do with Linsanity. But he will pander to it as if he had a hand in it. But, you follow like sheep would not know the difference.
on February 15,2012 | 07:31AM
okcbk wrote:
Sounds like you're the sheep...baaaaaaaaa
on February 15,2012 | 09:27AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
Do you have anything knowledgeable to say?
on February 15,2012 | 09:59AM
okcbk wrote:
Do you? Weak.
on February 15,2012 | 11:04AM
808Cindy wrote:
Barack is wise to play into this, it will sway voters his way.
on February 15,2012 | 08:27AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Obama needs to stop tracking Lin's court exploits and start tracking and tackling the nation's debt.
on February 15,2012 | 10:05AM
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