Satnam Singh became the NBA's first player born in India when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2015 NBA draft, according to the team. His journey to the NBA from a small rural farming village in India is the subject of a new documentary, "One in a Billion," which was released on Netflix yesterday.
Producer Michael D. Ratner told NBC News that the documentary, which follows Singh for two years, captured his journey from his village, Ballo Ke, to the IMG Academy basketball training center in Florida, culminating in the night of the NBA draft in New York's Barclays Center. OBB Pictures, the company Ratner founded and is now serving as President/CEO, has produced several sports stories in the past, including one about Atlanta Hawks Center Dwight Howard.
"I was really interested in telling stories about sports that weren't so much about sports at their core heart, but good character stories," Ratner said. He was looking for his next project when he heard about a potential story that intrigued him.