Jeremy Lin to be featured in ‘Linsanity’ documentary on HBO called ’38 at the Garden’
from Andrew Kulha, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
There was a time when Jeremy Lin ruled the NBA. “Linsanity,” as it was known, was more than just a basketball moment. “Linsanity” became a cultural phenomenon, and ultimately a sign of hope.
HBO’s new documentary, “38 at the Garden,” will look back at the 2011-12 NBA season, when Lin went from undrafted point guard from Harvard to a basketball icon in the span of a few games.
Lin was hoisted into the New York Knicks’ starting lineup due to injury. During that stretch, he led New York to a 9-3 record while averaging 22.5 points and 8.7 points per game.
Lin showed off elite footwork, breakneck speed and tenacity at the rim that caught many defenders off guard.
Perhaps one of the most defining moments of “Linsanity” was when he called his own shot when tied 87-87 against the Toronto Raptors on the road. Lin called off his teammates, took a few dribbles and hit a beautiful, clutch three-pointer that won the game as time trickled off the clock.
9 years ago today, Jeremy Lin hit an epic game-winner on the Raptors ?
What a moment. pic.twitter.com/6dnK7en6Ss
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 14, 2021
Of course, there was also the 38-point performance against Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden is known as the basketball Mecca of the world, and Lin went head-to-head with the “Black Mamba” en route to 38 points, seven assists and a 92-85 win over the Lakers.
“The biggest thing ‘Linsanity’ brought was hope. It inspired people,” Lin himself said in the documentary trailer.
The legacy of Linsanity.#38AtTheGarden, an original documentary that chronicles the extraordinary ascendence of point guard Jeremy Lin during his landmark 2012 season with the New York Knicks, premieres October 11 on @hbomax. pic.twitter.com/S8HwLAVZjp
— HBO (@HBO) September 20, 2022
The HBO documentary was named after that night, but “Linsanity” will live on forever for those who witnessed that incredible stretch of basketball.