The Sacramento Kings made history Thursday morning as they signed 7-foot-5, 360 pound, Sim Bhullar.
Called up from the Reno Bighorns, Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent to be on an NBA team's regular season roster.
Sim Bhullar was born in Toronto, Ontario. On top of being the first player of Indian descent, he also adds his name to the list of Canadian NBA players.
Bhullar was a college star with the New Mexico State Aggies. He spent two years there, helping the Aggies make two consecutive NCAA Tournaments. He is also a two time MVP of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
Bhullar averaged 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game during his sophomore season with New Mexico State. He declared for the NBA Draft after his sophomore year and went undrafted.
The Sacramento Kings owner, Vivek Ranadive who is also of Indian descent, had this to say of Bhullar: "[he] represents one of many that will emerge from that region as the game continues to garner more attention and generate ever-increasing passion among a new generation of Indian fans."
Sim Bhullar has made history today. The question of whether not he can remain in the NBA for a long period of time is unclear, but with his gigantic size he could really be a major force.
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