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).
The Houston Jeremy Lins played the Indiana Pacers in an exhibition in Taipei on Sunday, and as you might expect, a capacity crowd was firmly behind the Jeremy Lins from the start. Some highlights are above.
We haven't checked in with Jeremy Lin for a while, but it appears he's been busy. Currently in Taiwan, Lin gave an emotional speech at a youth camp recently about his struggles last season in his first full season as a starter. SI.com's Point Forward blog has this excerpt, via a two-hour video on YouTube.
Chris Tang caught our attention in February 2012, when it looked like he might be the best Chinese high school basketball player on the planet. He has the size (6-foot-3 last we checked, though he's likely still growing), the athletic ability, and the shooting touch. He's also enrolled at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, a veritable factory for basketball players at elite college programs across the country.
“There aren’t many basketball stars who step off the bench and directly into the dictionary,” begins 60 Minutes’s Jeremy Lin story — only slightly belated. The part that’s probably most interesting is when Lin talks, frankly, about race and stereotyping. This from the show’s transcript:
We’re given no details as to why Jeremy Lin posed with former NBA All-Stars Dikembe Mutombo and Yao Ming, but when you stand next to people who are 7-foot-2 (2.18 meters) and 7-foot-6 (2.29 meters), you’re bound to look, in Lin’s words, “like an infant,” even if you stand a whopping 191 centimeters. Keep your... Read more »
Is there any pro athlete who stars in as many amateur short films as Jeremy Lin? When it comes to humility, this future pastor is the real deal. Check him out in the latest, "The Last Pick," produced by Jubilee Project for the Jeremy Lin Foundation (brought to us by 8Asians).
And here's J-Lin in his first SportsCenter commercial:
Jeremy Lin caused us to launch prematurely. We had a date in mind for Beijing Cream’s debut — February 21, for reasons that now elude me — but Lin began tearing it up in New York earlier in the month, and I just couldn’t sit on Linsanity. Who could? Five of the first seven posts... Read more »