While all eyes were watching the Raptors make team history on the court, a different kind of history was being made in one of the broadcast booths at the Oracle Arena.
Parminder Singh and Preet Randhawa broadcast the NBA Finals in Punjabi for the first time in the league’s history, breaking barriers and accomplishing a life-long goal.
Singh’s and Randhawa’s voices were heard around the world as they called Game 4 in Oakland between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors.
Singh said the pair were approached by the NBA to call the games as part of the league’s internal global broadcast network.
Their culturally diverse calls, with phrases like “masala!” were offered up to the millions of viewers around the world through the league’s television network, called NBA League Pass. It also aired on NBA digital streaming platforms, which reached India and other south Asian countries.