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Linsanity
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PG (For some thematic elements and language)
Directed By
Evan Leong
Run Time
1 hour 29 minutes
Cast
Daniel Dae Kim, Jeremy Lin, Ming Yao, Landry Fields
Theatre Release
October 02, 2013 by Ketchup Entertainment

It is one of the most improbable and incredible stories in sports history.

February 2012. Jeremy Lin is sitting at the end of the bench for the NBA's New York Knicks. Lin, a wiry 6-3 guard, rarely played. And the Knicks, one of the league's worst teams, were ready to let him go.

But within a matter of just a few days, Lin suddenly, surprisingly, stunningly became the Best Basketball Player on Earth. Seriously. For two weeks, nobody could stop him, as he led the Knicks to seven straight wins while averaging 25 points per game.

It was jaw-dropping. Few people had ever even heard of Lin, the NBA's first ever Asian-American. When you're a benchwarmer, nobody knows your name.

And then, boom, everybody knew his name. Knicks fans went knuts. Asian-Americans celebrated. Christian Americans joined the party, because Lin was vocal about his faith.

The media went crazy. Headlines every morning. The lead highlights on ESPN's SportsCenter every night. The big topic on talk radio. YouTube galore.

"Linsanity" had exploded.

It's a too-good-to-be-true story that's almost impossible to mess up.

Alas, the new documentary Linsanity falls far short of the wonder that captivated the world almost two years ago.

And that's part of the problem. While it was an amazing story, it wasn't long before it faded into the background, especially as Lin's productivity slowed down and he became just another average player. Within months, it already seemed like another "15-minutes-of-fame" thing. When the season ended, the Knicks decided to let him go. He ultimately ended up in Houston, where he's now the Rockets' starting point guard. But almost two years have passed since ...

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