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Lin scores career-high 38 to lead Knicks past Lakers, 92-85

Original post made on Feb 10, 2012

The spotlight couldn't have been any brighter on Palo Alto's Jeremy Lin on Friday night as his New York Knicks played host to the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant in Madison Square Garden. As the front page of the New York Post blared earlier in the day: May The Best Man Lin.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 10, 2012, 8:23 PM

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

It turns out there was another solid NBA player from Paly - 'Jungle' Jim Loscutoff played 9 seasons (1955-64) for the Celtics (same colors, hmmm), and won *seven* championships. The 6'5" 220lb former Viking was a defensive specialist and yes, he played in the same gym as Jeremy Lin. [Thanks to my brother Nick who got this Paly hoops trivia tip via Lin's coach, Peter Deipenbrock]

Web Link (Link to Loscutoff's Wikipedia entry)

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I remember Jeremy playing CYSA soccer and being really good at it too. He's a very good all-around athlete. His story is what dreams are all about and I hope the hype doesn't change him too much. I guess I am going to watch the NY Knicks games now...


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Posted by ten18
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

I heard that when interviewed, Kobe Bryant was fairly dismissive of Jeremy Lin. I suppose that is to be expected, given Bryant's long and successful NBA career. Maybe he won't be so dismissive of Lin in the future! Jeremy Lin played at Paly while my daughter was there - I'm not much of a basketball fan, but I remember that the team brought quite a bit of excitement to the school!


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Posted by 38
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Feb 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

Kobe was playing mind games before the game. After the game, he had a lot of praise for Jeremy Lin.

If you want to talk about disrespect, look at this headline on Yahoo: Web Link