“Is This the Other Plot of Space Jam?”: Millionaire Comedian Left in Disbelief as Knicks Fans Await Latest Jeremy Lin Documentary – EssentiallySports

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Sports have often empowered players from different ethnic backgrounds to break prevalent societal stereotypes. The NBA has provided such opportunities to several athletes irrespective of their ethnicity or race. One such NBA sensation has been former New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. The 2019 NBA champ’s fans know him by the name of Linsanity, associated with his 2013 documentary film. 
Lin was among the first Asian players to make a real impact in the NBA. His on-court brilliance grabbed the attention of people, who witnessed history in the making. While African-American players established themselves in the league, Asian-American players didn’t always receive the appreciation they deserved. Fortunately, Lin managed to break into the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 2010. However, he really came into his own during his stint with the New York Knicks.
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Recently, HBO released the trailer of the documentary ‘38 At The Garden.’ The documentary will focus on Jeremy Lin’s achievements in the NBA and how they impacted the lives of Asian-American people. 
The trailer opens up with Millionaire comedian Hasan Minaj revealing how he was left in disbelief watching Jeremy Lin totally dominating the Los Angeles Lakers back in February 2012.
Lin scored a whopping 38 points at the Madison Square Garden and brought the New York crowd alive. Meanwhile, Jeremy’s magnificent performance helped the Knicks defeat the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers at home. 
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In the trailer, Hasan also pointed out the stereotypes the American populace often ascribe to Asian-American people. Minaj stated that Asian Americans are considered “small, passive, diminutive, unathletic“, among other things. The mindset towards the community has been a concern for a long time. However, stereotypes against particular communities still exist in modern society.
Linsanity Documentary 👀 pic.twitter.com/iSIc2mQwip
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) September 20, 2022

Lin’s performance on the basketball court changed how the people saw his community. It gave them the hope to come together and fight unitedly against injustice. Further, a fascinated Minaj said, “Is this the other plot of Space Jam? Like whose superpowers did Jeremy Lin steal?”
The film documentary Linsanity helped the Asian-American people come together in a pure moment of joy and unity. Moreover, Jeremy’s fans are quite excited about the upcoming documentary directed by Frank Chi. The fans expressed their love and support on Twitter after the trailer’s release. Here are some of the fan reactions to the trailers for his upcoming HBO documentary.
Lin was huge for the Asian community stop hating, and let them have their moment
— Spotter and random tweets (@Mimorisuzukofan) September 20, 2022

Anybody hating on this were probably too young for when Linsanity happened OR it has some racial intent because he's Asian
— ollie (@0liver_Eras) September 20, 2022

No one held these dudes relative lack of accomplishments against him like everyone's doing to Lin, and they had full featured films.
But Lin had the audacity to be asian, so his Cinderella story doesn't deserve to be told. pic.twitter.com/F0Q4CdFRbW
— Gofu and Steam did nothing wrong (@LimesOverLemons) September 21, 2022

A huge reason for this doc existing is cuz of the downplaying of him and Asian Americans within the sport and sporting world in general. Everyone hating on it existing is basically proving why it needs to exist. Ppl have no idea what it meant to Asian/Asian Americans like myself.
— 🇺🇸 TJ Perkins 🇵🇭 (@MegaTJP) September 20, 2022

Why can’t people jus look at it as something they won’t watch if they don’t believe he shouldn’t have gotten it. Asian-Americans got recognition during this time, let them just be able to appreciate that as well. Why does it bother y’all so much ? That era was great, I enjoyed it
— Nolimit.Mere (@Mere_Shoota) September 21, 2022

To be fair outside of Yao the Asian community was always disrespected when it came to sports in general but it was really bad in basketball. Could really call it racism tbh
— Sean (@Theedonsean_) September 21, 2022

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I need a whole section showcasing how Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole ended Linsanity in one night. pic.twitter.com/cLJp8tzXfx
— Gray🥦 (@Brandino1_7) September 21, 2022

Further, ’38 At The Garden’ will debut on HBO and HBO Max at 9:00 p.m. ET on October 11. Fans are quite excited to see the documentary highlighting Jeremy Lin’s contribution to basketball and the lives of his community.
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Lin has not been a part of the NBA since his championship win with Toronto Raptors in 2019. Hopefully, the 34-year-old could make a return to the American league soon.
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