Sim Bhullar has landed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings, making him the first player of Indian descent in the NBA. It's a big chance for the big man to prove his worth after earning success in college and the NBA's Development League.
China has the NBA's largest international fan base, and the league is making a big play for Chinese viewers with a TV deal and special Chinese-themed uniforms for the Lunar New Year. But while it might be good business, what do Chinese Americans think of the jerseys?
Ahmad, like many Lebanese kids, wants to be a basketball star when he grows up. For now, he's getting to train towards his unlikely goal thanks to a Lebanese NGO that believes such dreams are important for disadvantaged children.
Darsh Preet Singh got special permission from the NCAA to wear his turban while playing basketball. His college basketball jersey now hangs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, part of an exhibition on Indian Americans.
The story you just read is freely available and accessible to everyone because readers like you support The World financially.
Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Your donation directly supported the critical reporting you rely on, the consistent reporting you believe in, and the deep reporting you want to ensure survives.