JUPITER, Fla. -- As timing would have it, Daniel Descalso just missed out on witnessing greatness. At least, that's what the unrelenting attention on NBA point guard Jeremy Lin would have you believe.
Descalso and Lin both spend their offseasons working out at the same training facility in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, by the time Descalso began his offseason regimen at SPARTA Performance Center in early December, the NBA lockout had just ended and Lin had left the area.
However, Descalso did get a recent taste of the media blitz surrounding the once-unknown, Harvard-schooled Lin. Lin's popularity began to rise just as Descalso was preparing to leave home and head to the Cardinals' spring complex in Jupiter, Fla.
"There were a bunch of news crews there the last couple of weeks, so I did a couple interviews just about the complex," Descalso said. "I heard that when he first came in there, he wasn't good at squatting for whatever reason. So I guess they changed around his whole workout regimen. Obviously, it's paid off for him."
Desclaso and Lin, who are separated by about two years in age, attended high school less than seven miles apart.