NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee is going old school in tribute to Jeremy Lin.
The famous New York Knicks fan sat courtside for Friday night’s game against the New Orleans Hornets wearing Lin’s high school jersey, a green Palo Alto top with No. 4 on it.
It all started earlier this week when Lin’s high school coach in California, Peter Diepenbrock, said in an interview with a New York radio station that his goal was to get a Vikings jersey on the director’s back. Turns out Lee heard about it and had one of his representatives contact Diepenbrock about making it happen.
Another former Palo Alto player, Chris Bobel, transported the jersey to New York. Diepenbrock is scheduled to attend the Knicks’ game Sunday.