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Editorial: Lin rocks the Big Apple

Original post made on Feb 17, 2012

Local basketball fans haven't had this much to talk about since Jeremy Lin helped Palo Alto High School win the state championship in 2006, knocking off a favored team that included a 7-foot-1-inch center and three starters who had signed for Division 1 schools, including Duke.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 17, 2012, 9:29 AM

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Posted by SP
a resident of another community
on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

No mention that he gives credit to God?

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Posted by C
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

Apparently Not only the Big Apple but the entire planet :-$

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

It should be noted that Jeremy Lin's shooting coach is Doc Scheppler, head women's basketball coach at Pinewood School, who has a long string of women's basketball titles and state championships under his belt and his known for training "underdogs" to be winners. Diepenbrock is getting all the credit and limelight, and he should for Lin's time at Paly, but most recently it is Doc Scheppler who has improved Lin's shooting game in the most recent off-season, not Diepenbrock. That said, the credit belongs to Jeremy Lin for believing in himself and not giving up!!

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Posted by Dubs 4ever sc
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

Only three new threads on Jeremy today???

Slow day, I suppose....

Best of luck to J Lin, wish he was still with the Dubs. Steph/Monta with back up by J Lin/Klank Thompson would be sweet. Phenominal change of pace and styles.

Even ten minutes a game of J Lin at 1 with Steph at the off guard would be awesome.

If only we could ever find a center.

That's the only reason Lin was let go. Trying to replace Andris. Ugh.


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Posted by Korean American
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

What a great kid! He's got a good head on his shoulders and will continue to be an awesome role-model for youth. It was my pleasure having gotten to know him at PALY and an even greater honor to still occasionally keep in touch. He played badminton in the "off-season".

Our families parallel in that we're both a band of three brothers, speaking of which, both Josh and Joe are just as highly regarded. Best of luck to him.

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Posted by We love Jeremy
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I truly admire Jeremy's work ethic, perseverance and unwavering faith in God. He is an excellent role model for our kids. He has also handled all of the publicity (both positive and negative) with class.

One question... I heard that Jeremy's parents are both 5’6”. How did Jeremy get so tall?! As a parent of young kids, I’d love to know.

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

@Korean American - wow, that's the first I'd heard Lin played on the badminton team at Paly. You sure about that? If so, a) I think that makes him the first badminton player to ever play in the NBA, yet another first; and b) it'd be interesting to find out if Lin credits badminton with the betterment of any of his hoops skills?

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Obviously no mention of God! Palo alto online wouldn't want to make people have to think of something controversial!

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

No doubt Jeremy gives new meaning to Cross over dribble.

He is probably also influenced by Jesus Shuttlesworth...

He conducted Church of a sort Sunday for the Mavericks. Word!

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