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This Basketball Super Fan Hasn’t Missed a Game in 20 Years

This Basketball Super Fan Hasn’t Missed a Game in 20 Years


(hip hop music) – [Narrator] In Toronto,
there’s a basketball fan like no other. – [Man] I breathe, drink, everything about the Raptors basketball. – [Narrator] He’s truly– – My whole life is around
the Raptors season. – [Narrator] Deeply. – [Man] For the last 22 years I’ve never missed a game. – [Narrator] A Raptors superfan. – My name is Nav Bhatia
and I’m Raptors superfan. – [Narrator] If you’ve
watched any Raptors games in the last decade, maybe you’ve noticed the
bearded man sitting courtside. Well, that’s Nav and his
story starts in India and takes him right here to Canada. Fleeing violence, Nav left
and settled in Toronto. He worked hard, opened a very
successful car dealership, and when the city got
it’s own NBA franchise– – The Raptors arrived and I
bought my first two tickets. I enjoyed the game. I was cheering the most
in the whole arena. – [Narrator] The team embraced him and being a superfan has it’s perks. – When the legend, Kobe Bryant, came for his last game to Toronto, he came to me and said,
“Superfan, I want to thank you. “What you have done because
you have created a culture “of bringing everybody together through “this game of basketball.” – [Narrator] He also gets to
hang with Canadian royalty. – [Nav] I know Drake pretty well. – [Narrator] But what’s
most important about Nav’s superfandom is that he
represents the changing face of basketball fans around the world. – Basketball has changed
my life tremendously. It has given me an
opportunity to integrate my community, the south Asians, into the mainstream. – [Narrator] Nav may be
the first Raptors superfan but he wants everyone on board. – I want to see this game
taken to the next level where all the communities, everybody, the Sikhs,
the Hindus, the Muslims, everybody coming to the game.

100 thoughts on “This Basketball Super Fan Hasn’t Missed a Game in 20 Years”

  1. He is so happy and excited when the Raptors won the 2019 NBA championship. I bet you $1,000,000. He went to game 5. and i ALWAYS SEE HIM!

  2. If you think about it, Nav has been a fan of the raptors longer then most of the players have been on the actual team. Damn

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