The Kings called up 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar from their D-League affiliate on Thursday and signed him to a 10-day contract, making him the first player of Indian descent in the league. In Bhullar’s time on the Reno Bighorns he’s slimmed down to 360 pounds, and one time he mashed a guy 30 feet into the earth.
Here’s The Guardian:
The coach’s favorite memory of Bhullar came at a practice during a drill that requires players to go one-on-one against each other until the defensive player stops the one on offense. Bhullar, who was using the drill to work on soft hook shots, was losing to a teammate who kept taunting Bhullar as he got the best of him. Suddenly something seemed to snap in the Bighorns center. He picked up the ball, raced as hard as he could to the basket and dunked the ball so hard it knocked the other player down.
Then he did it again. And again. And again. And again.
“I was grinning from ear-to-ear with each successive time he was backing the other guy in and dunking the ball,” Arseneault said. “What set him off in particular is that one guy who was talking too much. He literally woke the sleeping giant.”
That’s good gianting! Who knows if Sim can slide around fluidly enough to anchor an NBA defense—and also, who cares? All that really matters is Mario Chalmers might talk a little too much mess one night and Sim will turn around and rip his arm clean off.