Video: Watch the Official “LinSanity” Trailer

08.27.13 4 years ago

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The 2011-12 NBA season reached a climax when Jeremy Lin took New York City by storm in early February of that year. Check out the first official trailer for Linsanity, a 2013 Sundance Film Festival entrant detailing the rise of Jeremy Lin during that magical winter in New York.

Lin’s run started after he scored 25 points against the then-New Jersey Nets on February 4, 2012. He then proceeded to score 20 or more points — including a monster 38 against Kobe and the Lakers — in six of seven-straight Knicks victories. An overlooked player had turned into a star under the bright lights of a city starving for one after more than a decade of pro basketball futility.

It’s really hard to classify what an incredible time it was for Knicks fans stuck in the mire of the Carmelo AnthonyMike D’Antoni era that ended up being short-lived (D’Antoni would resign later that season). But this documentary isn’t so much about that fleeting stretch of games turning Lin into a household name beyond basketball, so much as it’s a documentary of the often arduous journey the Taiwanese-American Lin endured to reach that career apogee.

Check out the trailer and look for the documentary in select theaters starting October 4.

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