Sim Bhullar becomes NBA's first player of Indian descent

Sim Bhullar
Bhullar came on with 16 seconds to go in front of a 16,770 crowd

Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian descent to play in the 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.

The 7ft 5in Canada-born centre signed a 10-day contract to join the Kings' roster and said he hoped he could help grow the game in India.

"It was a great feeling and I'm happy to be kind of an ambassador," he said.

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."

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