38- that’s how many points Jeremy Lin scored against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, bringing the era known as Linsanity to a crescendo.
That’s the name of a new documentary to stream on HBO Max beginning October 11 and debut on HBO at 9 pm that same day.
Bryant told reporters he had not heard about the point guard prior to playing against him for the first time on February 19, 2012.
A new movie documenting that period that became known as Linsanity is directed by Frank Chi.
“I wanted to make this movie not just to relive what is still the greatest basketball memory of my life, but to document the power of an ‘impossible moment’—when society at large told a group of people they couldn’t do something, and someone came out of nowhere and proved everyone wrong,” he said to The Daily Beast.
The film is executive produced by journalist Lisa Ling and produced by Samir Hernandez and Academy Award(R)-winner Travon Free.
The film includes a new interview with Lin himself, Ling and sports reporter Pablo Torre, along with comedians Ronny Chieng, Hasan Minhaj and Jenny Yang about Lin’s impact as a cultural icon.
Former teammates Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert also take part in the film, according to The Futon Critic.
The film made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in June.
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