To no surprise, among the throng of basketball fans enamored by the
is the one in the
was talking about the
's newest sensation on Marine One Wednesday morning, his spokesman
confirmed, after the Knicks point guard led his team to another victory Tuesday night on a last-second three-pointer.
Carney said the president, like the rest of Americans and much of the Chinese, is taken by the story.
"It's just a great story and the president was saying as much this morning. Obviously terrific for the New York Knicks but it's the kind of sports story that transcends the sport itself," Carney told reporters traveling with the president to Wisconsin.
Obama had to catch the game highlights. He took the first lady out to dinner last night for Valentine's Day.
"Yes, he's very impressed and fully up to speed," Carney said. "I know he's watched Lin play already and he's seen the highlights from last night's game."