Basketball “superfan” Nav Bhatia turned the primary fan to be honoured inside Naismith Basketball Corridor Of Fame. Toronto Raptors, the NBA crew Bhatia helps, tweeted to congratulate their fan. “A real icon. Congratulations on being inducted to the @Hoophall, @superfan_nav”, tweeted Toronto Raptors. Bhatia posted a number of footage on his Instagram account to have fun the honour. “Within the biggest constructing basketball has, the identify Superfan Nav Bhatia will likely be immortalized. There’s now a turban and the primary fan honoured inside Naismith Basketball Corridor Of Fame,” wrote Bhatia on Instagram.
A real icon.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) Might 17, 2021
In one other put up the place his turban, jersey and different memorabilia are showcased, Bhatia is seen overlooking the showcase.
“A fan does not dream of what I’ve been blessed with. From a hoop to the parade and now this. I can not describe the sensation of seeing my jersey and turban within the biggest constructing for basketball of all time,” wrote Bhatia within the Instagram put up.
In line with his web site, Nav Bhatia has not missed a single Raptors recreation since 1995. On the web site he has said his aim to “unite folks of all ages and backgrounds via the sport of basketball so they do not should face the discrimination Nav confronted through the years as a visual minority.”
To this finish Bhatia has additionally began the Nav Bhatia Superfan Basis, as talked about on his web site, a non-profit organisation devoted to elevating cash to construct basketball courts and camps for teenagers in Canada and internationally.
Accolades poured in for Bhatia on social media with Bayern Munich (US, Canada) amongst these to want the “superfan”.
— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) Might 19, 2021
“Congratulations, @superfan_nav!” tweeted Bayern Munich with footage of Bhatia with a personalized Bayern Munich jersey.
Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant was inducted posthumously into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame on Might 15, a part of a star-studded group that additionally included Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.
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