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Jeremy Lin's forthcoming movie, "Linsanity," released a trailer yesterday showing snippets of his inspirational and unlikely rise to NBA stardom.
Directed by Evan Leong, the filmmaker has been following Lin around since his High School days in Palo Alto and on to his playing career at Harvard.
From there the audience is treated to draft day jitters, and the multiple team cuts he endured before fulfilling his dreams with the New York Knicks.
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 in January.
"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.
Lin recently shared his testimony at the "Dream Big, Be Yourself" youth conference in Taipei, Taiwan where he ministered to over 20,000 youth.
Lin spoke about how his sudden success in New York led everyone to believe he would be the savior for the Houston Rockets as he signed a $25 million contract with them.
"I was ready to invigorate the entire city of Houston ... I was supposed to save Houston basketball," he said at the conference. "But I didn't play well at the start of the season and took a back seat to a newly-signed teammate, James Harden."
"The coaches were losing faith in me, basketball fans were making fun of me," added Lin.
Lin explained that he was at his wit's end, and was beginning to lose sleep over his poor performance. The pressure mounted and he began to feel consumed his job of playing basketball.
"I don't have to be 'Linsanity' for God to love me," said the Houston Rockets point guard. "I had to get back to being who God made me to be."
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