I had read about this but never until just now saw the video of Jeremy Lin playing on the new basketbal court at the new Mitchell Center in Palo Alto. And Greg Scharff, then the mayor and still on council, playing tough defense on him.
But I think if anything there should be a plaque at JLS the middle school that said Jeremy Lin Played Here. It’s kind of stupid to have a plaque memorialzing a publicity stunt. And I think more kids used the court at the Old Mitchell Park in the courtyard where you could sink a shot in “H-O-R-S-E” from outside the courtyard fence, from the parking lot.
And my old coach who shall remain nameless here –and just spoke with yesterday — pointed out that the court is concrete and not asphalt so people could get hurt if they slip and fall. The court is more for show than for play.
And I did have a good time yesterday at the Palo Alto Historical Association, with Mr Tinney, Mr George, Mr. Staiger, Ms. Bunnenberg retelling the old story that might be apocryphal about how Art Kuehn once hit a baseball from the little league park to the library and smashed a window. (I was there researching the story about the formerly Cubberley and Paly football player whose father claims he died due to CTE chronic traumatic encephalitis)
The headline refers to the thing about I might run for council am contemplating a slate of me, Tom Dubois and Pat Boone based on the fact that we are all former or current basketball players. That would leave Eric Filseth an incumbent out in the cold — I am already saying he and Tom are redundant and people should choose one or the other. Eric is in great shape and always running and biking but I am guessing he has no post game (or doesn’t know the Mikan Drill). Of course Eric could retaliate by suggesting we all run The Dish or something. Gen Shyner of the Weekly runs the Dish in like 20 minutes or something.