National Basketball Association is stepping up its drug testing programme by having the players undergo blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) beginning next season, the league announced on Thursday.
The National Basketball Association co-hosts a development camp in Cuba this month, becoming the first US pro sports league to visit the Caribbean country since America announced plans to restore ties with its longtime adversary.
Sim Bhullar made history by becoming the first player of Indian descent to sign an NBA contract but he will have to wait more to make his much-awaited league debut as he did not get to play in what turned out to be Sacramento Kings' loss against Pelicans.
The Chicago Bulls strengthened their grip on the NBA`s Eastern Conference third seed on Wednesday with a 116-103 come-from-behind triumph over Toronto, who nevertheless secured their own playoff berth.
The first player of Indian descent to feature in National Basketball Association (NBA), Canadian Sim Bhullar is eager to do his bit in developing the sport in India and believes his feat will motivate budding cagers to realise their dreams of playing in the big league.