Jeremy Lin, Victim of Discrimination?

In a 60 Minutes interview, the Houston Rocket says he didn't fit the athletic stereotype, which held him back.

Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets play the Minnesota Timberwolves in March 2013 (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Baller Jeremy Lin wasn't drafted out of high school to play for his dream college, Stanford, and he thinks he knows why. The former New York Knicks guard turned Houston Rocket points to his Asian-American descent as a stumbling block, reports the Daily News.

In a "60 Minutes" interview that was excerpted Friday, the Houston Rockets point guard was asked why he didn't get a free ride to play hoops at UCLA or Stanford after he led his high school team in Palo Alto, Calif., to a state championship.

"Well, the obvious thing in my mind is that I was Asian-American ... I think that was a barrier," Lin told interviewer Charlie Rose ...

Lin said he believes that if he were white or black he would have gotten a scholarship to his dream school, Stanford. He went to Harvard, where no athletic scholarships are granted.

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