Agence France-PresseApril 7, 2013 00:30
Jeremy Lin says he felt a sense of bigotry towards him when he wasn't offered a US college scholarship despite being named one of California's top players in his final high school year.
"Well, I think the obvious thing in my mind is that I was Asian-American, which, you know, is a whole different issue but I think that was a barrier," Lin said. "I mean it's a stereotype."
Speaking to the American news programme "60 Minutes", Lin says he likely would have been given a basketball scholarship to a major university if he wasn't Asian-American.