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The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

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In February 2012, an entire nation of basketball fans 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 backup point guard 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. He wasn't offered a scholarship by any major university, nor was he drafted by any NBA team after a standout collegiate career at Harvard. Written by Sundance

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Undrafted. Unwanted. Unwavering. The True Story of Jeremy Lin.


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$99,462 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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$259,932 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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This documentary began filming in 2010, two years before Jeremy Lin became a media sensation nicknamed "Linsanity" with the New York Knicks. Lin was a rookie for the Golden State Warriors at the start of filming. See more »

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Worth seeing--but where Lin will end up is anyone's guess
3 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film chronicles Jeremy Lin's life and basketball career--from his childhood days playing ball through the end of the 2012 basketball season. To do this, Lin himself is interviewed as well as his friends, family and a variety of other sources.

This documentary is about Lin--a journeyman NBA player who briefly was a HUGE sensation when he played for the New York Knicks. Despite his bouncing around to a few other teams since this incredible season back in 2012, the story is worth seeing for many reasons--particularly due to Lin's size and his humble pedigree. A 6'3" Asian-American who graduated from Harvard is NOT the sort of guy you'd expect to even play in the NBA--let alone spur on the fans like he did in the 2012 season.

This is an enjoyable film overall. The only real negative is that Lin is still young and exactly where his career will go is a great unknown--and so when the film ends, there isn't exactly a sense of where he and his career are going next.


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