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Trailer for new “Linsanity” movie looks pretty good

Aug 26, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

“Linsanity” was a perfect storm in the perfect market. You had a player in Jeremy Lin about to be cut but with one really good skill — he could attack off the pick-and-roll going right (and he was good in transition). He gets thrown on the court out of desperation by a struggling Knicks team running Mike D’Antoni’s pick-and-roll heavy offense. The Knicks had a very good pick setter/roll man in Tyson Chandler and a whole bunch of shooters like Steve Novak who could space the floor. Carmelo Anthony was out. Knicks fans were looking for a hero in a dismal season.

The result was a ridiculous run that captivated New York, the NBA and casual fans around the globe. While Lin himself has struggled to live up to those standards since — he admitted it got in his head — he has been a solid and improving NBA point guard.

A new documentary is out about the Linsanity era, and above you see the trailer… which makes it look pretty good. The movie has been at Sundance and will hit the bit screens in major markets Oct. 4.

  1. alexb1234 - Aug 26, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    This guy is doing everything to hold onto his 15 minutes of fame…..what he doesn’t understand that nobody cares about him anymore since he is in Houston besides Rockets fans…if he stayed with the Knicks he’d still be a star….now it’s like “remember Jeremy Lin? Whatever happened to him?”

    • rehabguy - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      People care about his story. As a baskeball player not so much. To the casual fan, he will go down as a success because he made it. He got a huge contract. To the more serious fan…yeah not so much. We saw him play great when he had nothing to lose, but not play so well when it mattered.

  2. dezglobal - Aug 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    True underdog.. Awesome story. Everyone had Insanity lol EVERYONE

    • rehabguy - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      I got caught up in it. I even have the T shirt. It is an inspiring story.

  3. abchome - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Every dog has its day. The documentary is a year too late though.

    • rehabguy - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      I got caught up in it. I even have the T shirt. It is an inspiring story.

  4. unsportsmenmic - Aug 27, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Reblogged this on UnSportsMenMic and commented:
    Really? This will go down in time as a story with a lot of liberties ala “Rudy”.

  5. alexb1234 - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    The people who gave me a thumbs down on my initial comment may not understand what the NYC media market could have done for Jeremy Lin. He took the short term money rather then a few less million to stay in NYC and become a MEGA star; which would’ve included more endorsements even if he ended up as the backup point guard this past year he was a cult hero.

    Also since LINSANITY happened at the Garden Knicks fans would have always had a soft spot in their hearts for him. NYC and the Knicks marketing team MADE Jeremy Lin. Now he is in Houston where nobody will bat an eye if he gets traded or released or benched. Other players in NBA history have come out of nowhere and have had similar runs ie: Gerald Green with the Nets a few years ago….did anybody care? NO.

    • blue18hutthutt - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      Why are people thumbs downing this comment? It’s completely true!

      • dexterismyhero - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

        Maybe because Jeremy Lin doesn’t need NYC, or the Knicks, or the Knicks fans. So does anyone care about NYC, the Kicks, or Knicks fans other than you and your fans? No!

        Understand it now?

    • rehabguy - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      As a Knicks fan. I’m glad he’s no longer in NY. I don’t benefit from the revenue in any way. As a fan I get some satisfaction from seeing my team win. Jeremy Lin could not have contributed to the long term success of the team. I think it would have been brutal to see the decline of Lin in NY. No one will care about what happens to him in the Houston market. He will go down as a success in the Asian community as a hero for Linsanity. Just like Yao Ming is considered a success, but was he really?

      A little predicition about the upcoming season and the relationship between Howard, Lin, and Harden; the pick and roll won’t work because Lin has to be able to score off of it and I don’t think he can consistently use it. Howard won’t want to pass out of the double team, because he truly thinks he is superman. Harden will shoot more this season to prove that it is his team. The fourth quarter should be entertaining. lol

  6. nygrwy - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    As a knicks fan and not being old enough to see them win a chip this moment he went on a tear was probably top 5 for me in NY Knicks Basketball History that I have seen.

    It was a great story, and I would still take him over Felton

  7. alexb1234 - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Everybody who is saying that Jeremy Lin “doesn’t need NYC” will see how much he needs NYC in 3-4 years when he is completly irrelevant.

    • rehabguy - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      Jeremy Lin doesn’t need NYC. It will forever be the place that made him famous and it’s documneted in his history. What we do know is that the Heat exposed Lin’s weakness, and those are that he cracks under pressure. In his final season in NY he sat out in the playoffs with and injury. Also, last year in the playoffs he sat out with an injury. There is a pattern here. Also, he was outplayed by the back up PG Patrick Beverly.

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