I’m not a big fan of claiming second (or third, fourth, whatever) generation Indians. I mean, if a Indian couple goes to Canada and has children who then get a Canadian passport, then they’re Canadian. End of discussion.
That said, much kudos to the 6 feet 3 and 5 feet 11 Punjabi parents who went to Canada and had two sons, who at the ages of 16 and 14, are 7’4 and 7’2, respectfully. And apparently, they canball! The Bhullar brothers from Toronto were covered by Stephen Brodzinski on SLAM Online a couple of months ago. I read about Sim and Tanveer Bhullar of the Kiski School in this article by Chris Harlan (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today. Here is an excerpt:
he brothers from Toronto enrolled at the private Saltsburg academy before this school year, looking for a place where they could develop their basketball skills with hopes of reaching the NBA. Their parents — who are 6-3 and 5-11 — are from India. They stayed behind in Canada.
The Bhullar brothers each average double figures in scoring. Sim Bhullar starts at center with Tanveer as his replacement, though the two are sometimes used together. Both are athletic and skilled, with Tanveer patterning his game after San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan.“I want to make it to the NBA,” Tanveer said. “That’s the final goal.”
Go India, I guess. There’s a billion people waiting to claim the Bhullar brothers success, just like we did Norah Jones, Kal Penn, Russell Peters, and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
The post was published in The Hoopistani blog