Before 2012, Jeremy Shu-How Lin was just a name on the New York Knicks‘ bench. Today, his legendary performance in last year’s NBA season has resulted in puns such as “Lincredible”, “Linspiring”, and the best one of all, “Linsanity”. Did Jeremy Lin know that his otherworldly performance on February 14th, 2012 in which he scored the game-winning three-pointer in a Knicks 90-87 win against the Toronto Raptors would cause the phenomenal media obsession of the year?
“I felt like I was being controlled by something else; I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience. I still have to pinch myself to really believe it,” recalls Mr. Lin-credible himself.
The documentary capturing his awe-inspiring story of endless determination and tenacity to the game is set to be released on October 4th, 2013. For fans (and you should be if you’re not already), the two-minute “Linsanity” Official Trailer was released last Monday, showcasing snippets of Jeremy’s humble beginnings and his unconditional love of basketball. Even with Lin’s elite talents, he was overlooked by agents because of his Asian-American race. “In high school, Jeremy was the best player here. Yet colleges weren’t clamoring for him; he just didn’t fit the mold.” In college, Lin was taunted with insults such as, “Can you even open your eyes? Can you see the scoreboard?” But even through the trials and tribulations, Lin has been able to come out strong. “You don’t get better if you win all the time; you look at yourself more when you lose,” claims Lin.
Word. Don’t let the haters break ya.