LINSANITY

By Evan Jackson LEONG

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Documentary - Completed 2013

THE RISE OF AN UNLIKELY BASKETBALL HERO

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Evan Jackson LEONG
    • Producer(s)
    • Allen LU, Brian YANG, Christopher C. CHEN
    • Synopsis
    • In February 2012, the world of basketball unexpectedly went “Linsane.” Stuck in the mire of a disappointing season, the New York Knicks did what no other NBA team had thought about doing—they gave an undrafted, third-string point guard from Harvard named Jeremy Lin an opportunity to prove himself. He took full advantage, scoring more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player in the modern era, and created a legitimate public frenzy in the process. Prior to this now-legendary run, Lin had faced adversity in his career at every turn. Despite leading Palo Alto High to a shock California State prep title, he received no scholarship offers from any major university. Then despite a standout collegiate career at Harvard, he was not drafted by any NBA team.
      Director Evan Jackson Leong began his chronicle of Lin long before that fateful February when the subject of his film became a full-blown media sensation. Gaining intimate access to Lin and his guardedly private family, Leong follows the future star as he struggled to find his place in the NBA. More than just a film for basketball addicts, LINSANITY serves as an insightful study of the way unlikely heroes are born and details the birth of a pop culture phenomenon in the modern technological age of instant, rapid-fire opinion.
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