The Asian American talked to Charlie Rose, who previewed the piece on CBS This Morning
“How good were you in high school,” asked Charlie Rose
” I would say I was decent,” responded the modest Lin.
Decent? Weren’t you the best player in California.”
Well, I got that award, but that doesn’t mean I was the best player. I think a lot of that had to do with my team’s success.
Rose asked him why no division 1 college offered him a scholarship. Lin did not mince words
“The obvious thing in my mind was that I was Asian American. That was a barrier. Its a stereotype.”
You can watch the preview on CBS This Morning and the entire piece this Sunday on 60 Minutes.