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Zee Media Exclusive chat with NBA player Gursimran Bhullar

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Became a defender on coach's advise: Sim Bhullar
Became a defender on coach's advise: Sim Bhullar

Sim Bhullar, the seven-footer who became the first Indian-origin hoopster to play in the glamorous National Basketball League this season for Sacramento Kings, became a centre on the advise of his coach, he told reporters on his first-ever visit to this city.

Hawks crush Nets to advance in playoffs
Hawks crush Nets to advance in playoffs

The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks romped past the Brooklyn Nets 111-87 on Friday to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

NBA: Timberwolves` Wiggins named Rookie of Year

Canada`s Andrew Wiggins was named the NBA`s Rookie of the Year on Thursday, the first Minnesota Timberwolves player to scoop the honor.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined for bashing refs
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined for bashing refs

The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers $25,000 on Wednesday for publicly criticizing the officiating in his team`s home playoff loss to San Antonio on Tuesday.

Satnam Singh Bhamra becomes first India-born player to enter NBA draft
Satnam Singh Bhamra becomes first India-born player to enter NBA draft

Satnam Singh Bhamra might become the first India born and only second Indian origin basketball player after Sim Bhullar to feature in the NBA following his inclusion in the NBA Draft for the year 2015.

NBA: Bucks, Blazers stay alive in playoffs
NBA: Bucks, Blazers stay alive in playoffs

Milwaukee`s Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter on Monday as the Bucks again fended off elimination with a 94-88 NBA playoff win over the Chicago Bulls.

Cavaliers` Smith suspended two games
Cavaliers` Smith suspended two games

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was suspended for two games by the NBA on Monday for striking a Boston player in the face in game four of their first-round playoff series.

NBA: Cavs will be without Love for second round
NBA: Cavs will be without Love for second round

Cleveland big man Kevin Love will miss the second round of the NBA playoffs with a dislocated left shoulder, the Cavaliers said Monday.

Indian descent NBA player Sim Bhullar to visit India next month
Indian descent NBA player Sim Bhullar to visit India next month

Sim Bhullar, who earlier this month became the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA, will visit India from May 2-7 to promote the growth of basketball in the country.

Dallas Mavericks down Houston Rockets to stay alive in playoffs
Dallas Mavericks down Houston Rockets to stay alive in playoffs

The Dallas Mavericks stayed alive in the NBA playoffs on Sunday with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Golden State Warriors sweep into second round of playoffs
Golden State Warriors sweep into second round of playoffs

The Golden State Warriors became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday with a 109-98 victory over New Orleans.

NBA: Bucks fend off Bulls, Nets claw back in East
NBA: Bucks fend off Bulls, Nets claw back in East

Jerryd Bayless made a buzzer-beating layup to lift Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over Chicago on Saturday that kept the Bucks alive in their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

With the win, the Bucks pulled within 3-1 of the Bulls in the best-of-seven set.

Kawhi Leonard nets career-high 32 in Spurs' win over Clippers
Kawhi Leonard nets career-high 32 in Spurs' win over Clippers

Kawhi Leonard showed why he is worthy of being named the defensive player of the year, putting his complete game on display for the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

Tiger Woods plays golf with Yao Ming
Tiger Woods plays golf with Yao Ming

American golfer Tiger Woods met former NBA Rockets center Yao Ming and the two stars exchanged skills on their respective specialised sport here.

Cleveland moves to within one victory of series sweep
Cleveland moves to within one victory of series sweep

LeBron James` Cleveland Cavaliers moved to within one win of advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday. 

Chinese soccer faces ping pong challenge, says Sven-Goran Eriksson
Chinese soccer faces ping pong challenge, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

Chinese football could struggle to attract youngsters away from table tennis and badminton and needs a home-grown star playing in Europe before it really takes off, ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson told AFP.

Scott Brooks out as coach of Oklahoma City Thunder
Scott Brooks out as coach of Oklahoma City Thunder

Scott Brooks has stepped down as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the National Basketball Association team announced Wednesday.

NBA stars to play in Johannesburg in first Africa game
NBA stars to play in Johannesburg in first Africa game

The NBA announced plans Wednesday for its first game in Africa, an August exhibition that will feature basketball players from the continent in the latest effort to develop the league`s global fan base.

Hawks' Mike Budenholzer named 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year
Hawks' Mike Budenholzer named 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer, who led the Atlanta Hawks to a franchise-record 60 wins this season, has been named the NBA`s coach of the year, the league announced Tuesday.