Family Members Of Satnam Singh Bhamara: First NBA Player From India

Family Members Of Satnam Singh Bhamara: First NBA Player From India

Image ID: HTSI143534002497257
Capture Date: 26 June 2015
Author: Hindustan Times
Tags: News
Copyright: © 2015 Hindustan Times

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BARNALA, INDIA - JUNE 26: Balbir Singh Bhamara (red turban), father of basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara (7'2" tall and weighs 290 pounds (132kg)), the first Indian-born player to be drafted in the NBA League, was introduced to basketball by his father, who is a farmer, at Village Ballo near Barnala, on June 26, 2015 in Punjab, India. Satnam Singh Bhamara, a 7-foot-2 center, is the one of three children of a farmer and a house worker from Ballo Ke, a small village in India and began playing basketball when he was eight or nine years old. Satnam, was picked by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2015 NBA Draft, Singh has made history. But, there's a long way to go. He has never played basketball on any level even close to the NBA. He's played high school basketball for four years and prep school basketball for one. One of Singh's biggest strengths is his size. At 14, he was 7 feet tall, wore a size-22 shoe, and was still growing. His size earned him the ironic nickname of "Chhotu" (little one). His father, Balbir Singh Bhamara, is also 7'2", while his paternal grandmother is 6'9". (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times )


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