Lin on President Obama watching: 'Wow'

NEW YORK -- With a story as global as Jeremy Lin's is right now, you have to imagine that even the busiest and most well-known people on the planet are catching wind of it -- even the president.

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News: Melo loves LinVideo Floyd? NoVideo More: Lin finds new apartmentVideo Video: FanSpeakVideo LinsaneVideoWell, that's exactly what's happened. White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told ESPN.com on Wednesday that President Barack Obama has been following Lin and watched him hit the game-winning 3-pointer that beat the Raptors on Tuesday night in Toronto.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Lin's success is "just a great story ... it transcends the sport itself ... and the president was saying as much this morning."

Obama, who's a big sports fan and plays basketball in his free time, couldn't get enough of Lin's big shot that he was reportedly discussing it with his aides on Marine One earlier Wednesday morning on the way to Andrews Air Force Base, before flying to Milwaukee.

After the Knicks' 100-85 win over the Kings, Lin was asked about the president tuning in to watch him play.

"I'm very, very honored and very humbled," Lin said. "I mean, wow, the President. Nothing better than that."

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Information from ESPN.com's Andy Katz was used in this report.