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Good Sports: Summer League Title for Princepal Singh

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
October 2021
Good Sports: Summer League Title for Princepal Singh

Princepal Singh was mostly a bench-warmer on the Sacramento Kings’ summer league team, but he nevertheless made history as the first Indian to be part of a championship winning team at any level of the NBA.

The Kings recently clinched the 2021 NBA Summer League title with an easy 100-67 victory over the Boston Celtics in the championship game.

A 6-foot-9 inch forward from Gurdaspur, Punjab, Singh played the last four minutes of the final and scored the Kings’ last bucket. He also recorded one rebound.

The 20-year-old made his debut a week earlier, playing the final one minute and 22 seconds of a Kings’ victory over the Washington Wizards in Las Vegas.

Singh told NBA.com that he dreams of playing in regular NBA games. “I want to play for a long time, so I want to keep my body fit and have a long NBA career,” he said.

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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]

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