The U.S. Postal Service has nothing on Jeremy Lin.
Not even a driving snowstorm could keep the Houston Rockets point guard away from the Sundance Film Festival for a Sunday night screening of Linsanity, the feel-good documentary about his unlikely success in the NBA.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that it was touch and go if Lin would make it to the Utah capital for the screening after inclement weather grounded the Rockets' plane in Grand Junction, Colo, as the team headed to Salt Lake for a Monday night game against the Jazz.
"As the documentary showed, there were too many things that happened in my life that were beyond my control. And I’ll be the first one to admit that."
Despite the bad weather, Lin slipped into the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center minutes before the documentary ended and answered questions from the audience.
Lin said his faith has kept him humble and attributed the quick turnaround in his career — he went from being an unknown New York Knicks player on the verge of being cut from the team to an international star in the course of two weeks last February — to "definitely, first and foremost, God."
"As the documentary showed, there were too many things that happened in my life that were beyond my control. And I’ll be the first one to admit that," he said.
The Tribute reports that Lin, a devout Christian, told the audience he hasn't ruled out going into the ministry after his basketball career ends.
Lin, who slept on a teammate's couch during his surge to stardom last winter, said the first thing he bought after signing a three-year, $25 million contract with the Rockets was a mattress.
"I don’t really have too many nice things. I pretty much dress the same and live the same," he said. "But my bed is awesome."