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New Delhi, September 24
Basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara, who became the first Indian to be drafted into an NBA team before being banned for doping, has decided to try his hand at wrestling by sealing a deal with a professional league in the USA. The 25-year-old, who created history when he was picked in the NBA draft by Dallas Mavericks in 2015, will begin his training to be a pro wrestler at the Atlanta-based Nightmare Factory, to compete in the All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Bhamara follows in the footsteps of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who was part of a mixed tag team match on “AEW: Dynamite” in March. “In addition to Satnam’s commanding 7’3″ stature, I was impressed with his high level of athleticism and charisma,” Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW, said.
Bhamara is currently serving a two-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) disciplinary panel for failing a dope test in 2019. His suspension is due to end on November 19. — PTI