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White House, President Obama Engrossed In 'Linsanity'

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — You know you're having a good week when President Barack Obama is abuzz about your sudden rise to fame.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that Obama is tracking the exploits of Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, the sensation who has spawned "Linsanity" in New York -- and across the globe.

"He is very impressed and fully up to speed," Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.

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 said 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 said Lin's success is "just a great story, and the president was saying as much this morning."

"It's obviously terrific for the New York Knicks," said Carney, "but it's the kind of sports story that transcends the sport itself."

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