Anonymous
Last year

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Indian basketball heroes set to make NBL history

Read this in an Indian publication:

Indian links in the NBL
Indian basketball heavyweights Vishesh Bhriguvanshi and Amritpal Singh have been signed by the Adelaide 29ers and Sydney Kings respectively. RITAM MITRA reports

Had to laugh - Adelaide 29ers!

Here is the source for the feature:

http://www.indianlink.com.au/indian-basketball-heroes-nbl-vishesh-bhriguvanshi-amritpal-singh/

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CT
Last year
21:03 8 Sep 17

Reply #646267

re: Indian basketball heroes set to make NBL history

They changed it :-)

I've got a lot more respect for Amritpal after reading this:

Born to a family of humble vegetable farmers, Singh grew up helping his father plough rice fields in Ganna Pind, a small rural village in Punjab with just over 2000 inhabitants. More than 10 km away from the nearest train station, Singh - a kabaddi player who didn't know what basketball was until the age of 18 – seemed destined to follow in his father’s agricultural footsteps. But after being introduced to basketball by his uncle in 2009, the towering center found himself representing India at the Asian basketball championships just two years later at the age of 20,


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B.O
Last year
22:09 8 Sep 17

Reply #646271

re: Indian basketball heroes set to make NBL history

the modern day maharajas


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ME
Last year
22:19 8 Sep 17

Reply #646272

re: Indian basketball heroes set to make NBL history

He banked a three in today's Blitz highlights too.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:26 8 Sep 17

Reply #646274

re: Indian basketball heroes set to make NBL history

the modern day maharajas

What? You mean the complete opposite.


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UseTaHoop
Last year
17:53 9 Sep 17

Reply #646324

re: Indian basketball heroes set to make NBL history

"the modern day maharajas"

Maybe an ironic deconstruction of the traditional caste system implicit in the comment?

Perhaps an NBL team could recruit a Dalit community member- You can't guard an untouchable.

As a vegetable farmer, he wouldn't be at the total opposite end of the caste/ class system though, but still humble background.

My guess is that Singh is a Sikh by birth, Singh would be his mother's name if I'm right. If he plays his cards right, he could make some good contacts for a business career after NBL. Kings could use this for some regional trial games on the north coast.



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UseTaHoop
Last year
18:02 9 Sep 17

Reply #646326

re: Indian basketball heroes set to make NBL history

OP

Checked original article.

Corrected to 36 eras already.

Better media work already????


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