Indian blood in American Basketball

On 7th April 2015, Gursimran ‘Sim’ Bhullar became the first ever player of Indian descent to play in America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) league. The 16 seconds he spent on the court for Sacramento Kings were enough to ensure him of a place in history, not just in NBA’s, but in India’s too. Though India did not have any role in developing Bhullar’s skills (he was born and brought up in Canada) and cannot claim any credit for what he has achieved, it sets aside any doubts people may have had about the physical ability of Indians to play competitive basketball at the highest level.

Too tall to miss
Mint newspaper, 9th April 2015 (Read online here)

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