Brian Yang, who produced the 2012 documentary Linsanity (directed by Evan Jackson Leong), is in Beijing for the Beijing International Film Festival, which means now’s a good time as any to remind everyone that you can watch his 88-minute doc for free on iQiyi (embedded above; just turn off your VPNs, China people).
Jackson was following Lin before his career took off in a two-week flurry in February 2012. You might remember that time: Lin, then playing for the New York Knicks, took the world by storm (no hyperbole), averaging 27.2 points over five games and making the cover of Sports Illustrated and Time. It was a gold mine for the filmmakers: Linsanity debuted at Sundance last year and was an official selection at SXSW.
Lin, now with the Houston Rockets, scored 14 points — including a few key late buckets — in 34 minutes in the opening game of his team’s playoffs series against Portland. Houston lost 122-120 in overtime.