Indian-origin Bhullar makes NBA history
Gursimran -'Sim-' Bhullar has become the first player of Indian descent to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after making his debut...
Gursimran 'Sim' Bhullar has become the first player of Indian descent to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after making his debut for Sacramento Kings.
The 22-year-old came on with 16 seconds remaining in the Kings' 116-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.
The 7ft 5in Canada-born centre said he hoped he could help popularise the game in India after join the Kings'.
"It was a great feeling and I'm happy to be kind of an ambassador," he was quoted as saying by bbc.com on Wednesday.
Bhullar added: "Hopefully, more kids growing up will see there's a player of Indian descent on the court and we can get a couple more Indian NBA players."
The NBA is the men's professional basketball league in America.