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Sim Bhullar makes history, debuts for Sacramento Kings

A crowd of 16,770 gave the 7-foot-5 Bhullar a standing ovation when he replaced Jason Thompson.

By: Associated Press | Sacramento |
Updated: April 8, 2015 1:27:00 pm
Sim Bhullar, Sim Bhullar Basketball, Basketball Sim Bhullar, Sim Bhullar Sacramento Kings, Sacremanto Kings, Football News, Football Bhullar checked in with 16.1 seconds remaining in the Kings’ 116-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Source: AP)

Sacramento Kings backup center Sim Bhullar made history Tuesday night when he became the first player of Indian descent to play in an NBA game.

READ: Meet NBA’s first ‘Indian’: 7-foot 5 Sim Bhullar

Bhullar, who was born in Ontario, Canada and played in college at New Mexico State, checked in with 16.1 seconds remaining in the Kings’ 116-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

READ: NBA debut delayed, but Sim Bhullar’s not complaining 

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A crowd of 16,770 gave the 7-foot-5 Bhullar a standing ovation when he replaced Jason Thompson and lined up along the key while teammate Ray McCallum took the second of two free throw attempts.

Signed to a 10-day contract on April 2, Bhullar did not attempt a shot.

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