Princepal Singh becomes first Indian to be part of NBA championship roster

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  • Just 20 years and 6-foot-9 from Firozpur, Princepal Singh Bajwa is turning heads at the right place and right time.
  • The cager became the first Indian to lay hands on precious NBA title when his team Sacramento Kings defeated Boston Celtics 100-67 to bag the Summer League in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
  • The last time, the Kings tasted success was in 2014. The Punjabi lad played the final exactly for 4:08 minutes in the game of 48-minute duration and made history by making first Indian in NBA history to be part of a championship roster at any level of the NBA. Satnam Singh Bhamra also from Punjab was the first Indian to play in the NBA for Dallas Mavericks in 2015.
  • The volleyballer turned basketballer, Prince, the NBA Academy India alumni, finished with two points – scoring the Kings final bucket which took them to 100, while also winning a rebound too.
  • Last week, on August 12, he made debut at the Summer League, where he checked-in for the final 1:22 minutes of a Kings’ win over the Washington Wizards.
  • Source : indianexpress.com

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