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NBA star Jeremy Lin is getting a documentary movie made on his rise to superstardom as the polarizing figure of Linsanity.
The movie will be playing in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and a few other select cities beginning on Oct. 4, reported TheUrbanTwist.com.
"Linsanity" already debuted at the Sundance film festival this summer.
"Film follows Lin's life from his childhood in Palo Alto, Calif., to his meteoric ascent to stardom in early 2012 with the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Assn., giving rise to the term 'Linsanity.' The film was an official selection at South by Southwest this year and screens Wednesday at the opening night of the Asian American International Film Festival at Asia Society in New York City," said Dave McNary of Variety.
The movie began filming in 2010 when the point guard was in Harvard and goes until he got his big contract with the Houston Rockets.
Outside of the movie Lin became second fiddle to James Harden, and now moves to third behind Dwight Howard as the team could possibly trade him.
"A source with direct knowledge of the situation confirms Rockets working hard to move Jeremy Lin ... very limited interest for teams," a tweet from Bill Ingram, a Rockets beat reporter, read.
Possible suitors for the popular point guard are the Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and Boston Celtics.
The Celtics could look to use Lin as their rebuilding piece as they have traded away their franchise players, and the same can be said about the Bobcats.
The Pistons could work well for Lin as the team has older point guard Chauncey Billups who has been hurt on and off for a number of years. Lin and Billups could be a good combo as the older of the two could have much to teach the youngster.
Just about two weeks ago reports of the Houston Rockets looking to trade Lin and center Omer Asik were squashed as the team's general manager confirmed they will be staying in Houston. It seems he could have changed his mind again.