Found October 04, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The documentary ‘Linsanity’ opens nationwide on Friday. Filmed around the ascent of Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin the film is a long-awaited document detailing his rise to prominence as a member of the New York Knicks during a whirlwind month-long performance in the winter of 2012. Lin the first Asian-American to play in the NBA is unique on any number of levels and the piece is certain to be compelling viewing for basketball-niks and non-fans alike. It’s not entirely full of good cheer and triumphant turns though as the film details Lin’s uneasy 20 month-turn between going undrafted out of Harvard and starring for New York’s top team. This includes Lin’s work with the Golden State Warriors his first NBA team and one that was rightfully criticized for treating Lin as a fan-luring curiosity instead of a player worth taking a chance on. Sam Amick at USA Today writes about as much: Lin who is so often reserved or rehearsed with the media is as candid as can be throughout. There...
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