I absolutely love the Linsanity story (genuinely one of the greatest American sports moments of the 21st century), and that goodwill carries this HBO doc to a certain extent, but I was continually annoyed how little of it is actually basketball-focused and how much it rushes the story. I’d much rather see more of the footage and hear the actual crowd cheers than listen to people who watched it on TV describe it.
Also, I understand there are deep cultural connections between the magic of Linsanity and the wave in Asian American hate crimes since 2020, but it’s still kind of a curveball downer of a topic for a doc about something inspiring that happened 10 years ago.
Why is the comedian Hasan Minhaj narrating 60% of this? Why does he talk more than Jeremy Lin?