May 23, 2018

Hoopdarshan Episode 62: Satnam Singh returns to Indian Basketball

Indian basketball star Satnam Singh makes his 3rd appearance on the Hoopdarshan podcast, joining hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok to talk about his return to India, experiences of playing in the NBA G-League, and future ambitions for an NBA return. Satnam was the first NBA draft pick from India, played for the Texas Legends for two years, was the subject of the documentary 'One in a Billion', and is now preparing to help India in the Asian Games later this year.

Kaushik and Karan also discussed the passing of Indian basketball coaching legend Rajesh Patel, the results of the Junior Nationals, and broke down some of the most-compelling story-lines from the NBA Conference Finals

Hoopdarshan is the truest voice of Indian basketball, and since we're such hopeless fans of the game, it will become the voice of everything basketball related we love, from the NBA to international hoops, too. On every episode of Hoopdarshan, we will be inviting a special guest to interview or chat to about a variety of topics. With expert insight from some of the brightest and most-involved people in the world of Indian basketball, we hope to bring this conversation to a many more interested fans, players, and followers of the game.

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  1. Excellent interview with India's most famous basketball player. NBA scouts, GM's and coaches must be salivating at the idea of Satnam returning to the NBA. His skill set and athletic ability measure off the charts. Standing 7 foot 2 and being so young, he decimated the D League to the tune of 0.07 blocks per game. I liken him to Rudy Gobert with that kind of shot blocking prowess. Plus 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds? He was robbed on the MVP ballot. Since his return to India, the national team has been unstoppable winning all their matches by lopsided margins. He can really stretch the defense with his outside shot and he runs the court like a gazelle. So sad that the Indian Govt hasn't supported him. Rs. 50,00 each month to his family is an insult to this legend. The best is yet to come!