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Jeremy Lin and Mike D’Antoni Talk President Obama by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Linsanity has taken over the world, becoming an international phenomenon, with many getting caught up in this Lincredible story. The President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama would be included. “The President is an avid sports fan and particularly avid basketball fan and we were speaking about Jeremy Lin on Marine One as we flew here to Andrews Air Force Base this morning,” President Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney told reporters en route to a campaign event in Milwaukee earlier this week.

He continued “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. It’s a great story and yes, he’s very impressed and fully up to speed,” Carney said. “I know he’s watched Lin play already.”

When Jeremy Lin was asked about his thoughts on what his fellow Harvard alum had to say about him, he responded in candid shock. “Very honored and very humbled. I mean wow the President. Nothing better than that!”

New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni was asked about President Obama watching Lin as well. “That’s great. That’s a great story. He’s a basketball fan. He might even think he can take him,”, Coach D’Antoni responded, which inspired numerous laughs in the audience.

Linsanity has certainly taken over New York City, the United States, and the world. We now know that it has, even for a limited period of time, taken over the eyes of President Obama. The Linderrella story continues!


  1. Sam's Sports Brief

    February 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

    When you’ve got the attention of Obama, you know your for real. I guess the president just caught Linsanity. Check out my latest post at

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