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So Much Potential, So Far to Go – By Pete Thamel
So Much Potential, So Far to Go – By Pete Th...
So Much Potential, So Far to Go 17-year old Is Poised to Be Asia’s Next Star By Pete Thamel for The New York Times The New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 2011 NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — When the 7-foot-4 center Sim Bhullar walks through airports, people flock to him and ask him to pose for pictures. When he recently visited India, where his parents were born, so many approached him at the Sikh shrine known as the Golden...
9 NBA Stars speak on Hoops in India
9 NBA Stars speak on Hoops in India...
Over the past 5 years, a handful of current and former NBA players have traveled to India.  Below is a list of the most notable players, the year they visited, and direct quotes from them regarding their experiences of basketball in India. Kevin Garnett (2006) I have learned to respect and appreciate the culture in India. People here are just as excited about basketball as we are in the states.  Truly amazing how far...
FIBA ASIA Championship – Can India bring back the glory of 1975?
FIBA ASIA Championship – Can India bring bac...
The FIBA Men’s and Women Asia Championship will be held later this year at Wuhan, Hubei, China. The 2011 FIBA Asia Championship for Men is the qualifying tournament for Asia at the men’s basketball tournament in the 2012 Summer Olympics in England. The preliminary squad has 25 players, including possibly India’s best player, 20-year old guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, high flying Talwinderjit Singh Sahi,...
Are you Ready for the Big Time?
Are you Ready for the Big Time?...
DREAM OPPORTUNITY FOR SKILLED AMATEUR AND SEMI-PRO BASKETBALL PLAYERS! HOLLYWOOD, CA Radical Media and Budweiser are teaming up with award-winning producer Evan Weinstein (“The Amazing Race”) to create an exciting new reality show offering some lucky basketball players the chance to take the court to play alongside legends of the game. “We’re looking for players who have the ability to compete at the highest...
More Bollywood and Basketball
More Bollywood and Basketball...
The NBA continues to search for ways to bring about awareness of basketball in India, and it appears they’ve found a fan in another Bollywood star. Following in the steps of Dino Morea and Lara Dutta, who visited the Lakers in LA in 2008, popular actor Ranbir Kapoor recently attended a New York Knicks-Los Angeles Lakers game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ranbir didn’t seem very familiar with the...
Preity Zinta adds Basketball team to her portfilio!
Preity Zinta adds Basketball team to her portfilio...
Bollywood actress and savvy businesswoman, Preity Zinta, has a new business in the works; she is starting an all-girl’s international basketball team, called the Dream Girls. Zinta already has a strong imprint in the Indian sports market as a board member and chairperson of the Kings XI Punjab team, which is part of one of cricket’s biggest and most profitable leagues – the Indian Premier League. “Nobody...
Dhirubhai Ambani International wins 1st Annual Hoops India Mumbai Field Day Basketball Event
Dhirubhai Ambani International wins 1st Annual Hoo...
On May 1st, various institutes from Mumbai competed in a basketball field day competition organized by Hoops India.  The ‘Mumbai Basketball Field Day’ was an energetic skills competition, testing players on layups, passing, defense, fundamentals, and teamwork.  The winning team was a group of boys and girls from the Dhirubhai Ambani International School. The event lasted 3-hours and featured 4 different...
Lassi with Lavina: Hoop Dreams
Lassi with Lavina: Hoop Dreams...
By Lavina Melwani for the April issue of The Indian Express, North American Edition There is a lot happening here in the Big Apple, and we don’t just mean the sad, bad news of the economic crisis. The Indian Express keeps an eye on all things that softly turned, while we rushed past, with this fortnightly column that carefully blends in the exclusive with the everyday. THE world — it’s a shrinking! Indeed, in this...
PRESS RELEASE:  Hoops India presents the first ever ‘Mumbai Basketball Field Day’ at The Dhirubhai Ambani International School on May 1st
PRESS RELEASE: Hoops India presents the first eve...
Hoops India presents the first ever ‘Mumbai Basketball Field Day’ at The Dhirubhai Ambani International School on May 1st New York-based Hoops India Inc will host the first-ever Mumbai Basketball Field Day on Friday May 1st at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Bandra from 8-11AM. The event will bring together 3 institutional participants of the Hoops India workshops for a competitive series of...

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