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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama shoots a basketball while participating in a "Let's Move" clinic with members of the NBA, WNBA and the Harlem Globetrotters during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend the 133-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) "3-2-1 ... Jeremy Lin shoots ... he scores! The Knicks win! The crowd is going wild! Aaaahhhhh!"

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President Obama Has Been Diagnosed With Linsanity

Like the rest of the developed world, President Obama is digging this Jeremy Lin kid:

"The president is an avid sports fan and a particularly avid basketball fan and we were speaking about Jeremy Lin on Marine One," White House spokesman Jay Carney said, referring to Obama's helicopter.

"It is just a great story. It's the kind of sports story that transcends the sport itself, it involves people who don't necessarily normally pay attention," Carney said.

"It is a great story and yes, (Obama) is very impressed."

Still, it must sting a little to be, at best, the second-most important Harvard alum in America right now.

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