Sim Bhullar: First Indian-origin player in NBA also the tallest player in NBA at present
Sim Bhullar (21) has become the first player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he inked a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US.
Bhullar is originally from Canada but his parents hail from Punjab. He is 7.5 feet tall, weighs 360 pounds and is a centre from New Mexico State University. Bhullar is the tallest player in the NBA right now, and needs only to stand on his tiptoes to make a basket.
Interestingly, in 2013, the Kings became the NBA’s first team to have an Indian-origin majority owner – Vivek Ranadive. Since assuming the charge of the Kings, which was performing low in recent years, Ranadive has transformed the organization into one of the better ones in the association.