White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was naturally asked Wednesday if the president is keeping tabs of breakout New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin. The answer: you bet.
The president is an avid sports fan and a particularly avid basketball fan. We were speaking about Jeremy Lin on Marine One as we flew here to Andrews Air Force Base this morning. If anybody caught the highlights from last night, they were pretty breathtaking. It’s just a great story and the president was saying as much this morning. Obviously it’s terrific for the New York Knicks, but it’s the kind of sports story that transcends the sport itself. It involves people who don’t necessarily pay attention. I got my wife to watch the highlight this morning. She was pretty amazed and she doesn’t watch basketball. It’s a great story and yes, he is very impressed and fully up to speed.
The comments came during a quick press gaggle with reporters on Air Force One.