Obama Catches ‘Linsanity’ Watching Highlights of Knicks Player
There’s no escaping Linsanity, even at the White House.
Lin sank a 3-point shot in the final second of last night’s game, giving the Knicks a victory over the Toronto Raptors. It was the team’s sixth straight win.
Obama, an avid basketball fan and recreational player, watched highlights of the game, and Carney described the president as “very impressed.”
Lin wasn’t drafted after graduating from Harvard University and had been a bench player in New York until this month. The frenzy surrounding the player has been dubbed Linsanity.
“It’s just a great story, and the president was saying as much this morning,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One. “It’s obviously terrific for the New York Knicks, but it’s the kind of sports story that transcends the sport itself.”
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