Gunn rooter honors former player

Gunn vs. Paly, winter, 2015

Gunn vs. Paly, winter, 2015

As a former Gunn basketball player, I noted with interest that other Gunn rooters, parents or neighbors of current students, told me that Cameron Lee, who took his own life in November, was a basketball player, and likely Varsity player. His first cousins, it was pointed out, are the two Lee-Heidenreich boys, who were among the most skilled and at times, outright beautful players on Gunn’s team, which won 22 games.

At the Gunn-Paly game February 7, I shot the above photo: the rooter’s shirt seems to say LEE #14. I presume it is a tribute to his former schoolmate. I was touched, and wanted to share this.lee14

edit to add: a team of 3 student journalists posted this “live blog” account of the night, which has more than 200 posts and close to 2,000 words. It was a memorable evening, and despite my partisanship, we acquitted ourselves well as a community. I’d still like to hear some perspectives on the use of our national anthem as a taunt, or what was it? And not to distract from the eloquence of Cameron’s friend.


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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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