Will Yoder
Thursday February 16th, 2012

New York Knicks sensation point guard Jeremy Lin seemed overwhelmed by President Obama’s praise when speaking to reporters after leading his team to a seventh straight victory over the Sacramento Kings, according to USA Today.

"I'm very, very honored and very humbled," Lin told reporters. "I mean, wow, the President, nothing better than that."

Yesterday morning, it was reported that while aboard Marine One, President Obama had a discussion with White House Spokesman Jay Carney on how impressed he was with out-of-nowhere play of Jeremy Lin.  Last night, Lin helped lead the Knicks to their seventh straight win, establishing a career high record of 13 assists. Coming out of Harvard, undrafted, and overlooked by many NBA teams, Lin has continued to shock the world with his poise, skill, and mind for the game.  In only his first five starts, he broke an NBA record by scoring a total of 137 points, something never done since the NBA-ABA 1976-77 merger.

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