The Return of Linsanity: New York Times Recounts the Cultural Influence of Jeremy Lin

The New York Times recently released a mini-documentary titled When Linsanity Happened that details the cultural impact of Taiwanese-American basketball phenomenon, Jeremy Lin.

Madison Square Garden set the stage in for his rise to fame and basketball dominance during his 2012 stint with the New York Knicks, and now Lin has returned to New York City, playing it Barclay's Center with the New York Nets instead.

Lin has returned to the public eye here in New York as he prepares to begin his first season as a member of the Nets. His narrative continues to resonate with Asian-Americans, in part, because of the way his skin color has shaped the substance of his life.

With a handful of Asian-American influencers from journalist to artists, the mini-doc skillfully recounts the instances of significant cultural contribution Lin ignited not only in the boroughs of New York City, but nationwide as well.

Ravey Redd

Ravey Redd

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Hailing from Fairfield County, Raven is currently a student pursuing a degree in Journalism. She is a fan of blogging, hiphop music, and all things Starbucks related. Raven can be found exploring all that NYC has to offer.

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