Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks drives to the...

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks drives to the hoop against the Sacramento Kings. (Feb. 15, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Jeremy Lin was pleased to learn he has a fan in the Oval Office.

"[I'm] very, very honored and very humbled," Lin said Wednesday night after the Knicks' win over the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. "Wow. The president. Nothing better than that."

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that President Barack Obama, aboard Marine One Wednesday morning, was talking about Lin and his game-winning shot in Toronto Tuesday night.

"That's great," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He's a great story. He's a basketball fan. He might even think he can take him."