August 17, 2012 in Professional
Ralph Simpson, a Detroit Pershing and Michigan State standout who played 10 seasons in the NBA, including a stint with the Detroit Pistons, was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame last night because of his outstanding basketball career. But, as Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press points out, Simpson also has another claim to fame through his famous daughter:
That’s what happens when your daughter is India Arie, a Grammy Award-winning singer.
Simpson just laughed in a deep voice Tuesday when asked about how his daughter has surpassed him.
“A lot of my friends will look at me and say, ‘Hey, man, how’s your daughter?’ They won’t say, ‘How’s Ralph?’ They will say, ‘How’s India,’ ” Simpson said.