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

September 12, 2019


(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.

58 Comments

  • Reply Taranda Pranks June 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    We FREAKIN WONN

  • Reply Daniel Conti June 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Get this man a ring

  • Reply WcKd June 15, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Who’s here after the raptors have won the finals?

  • Reply Source Clipzy June 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Wonder if he was there for the nba finals 2019 raptors vs warriors

  • Reply Scrrr John June 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    He has a good accent

  • Reply IMMORTAL AQ3D June 15, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Nav’s father😭

  • Reply B. Hummel June 15, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    This man must be so happy that they won the finals!!!

  • Reply XSPENCERX June 15, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    His time to shine…

  • Reply Chailux June 15, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    He must be so happy right now, they won!!

  • Reply micraftman22 June 15, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Who's here after they won

  • Reply Coin collector Me June 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Hell he is probably so happy the raptors one

  • Reply Tanzil June 15, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Who’s here after the 2019 play offs?

  • Reply Donii Gabanna June 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Drake:im the biggest super fan

    Nav:hold my bomb

  • Reply gmoney yt June 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    He went crazy when the raptors wun

  • Reply mtb rider nl June 15, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    he schould be happy right now

  • Reply Blake Francis June 15, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Who’s here after they won the championship?

  • Reply ExploS June 15, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    He must be the happiest man rn

  • Reply d handler June 15, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Bet he is happy that raptors won the finals

  • Reply Matthew Toy June 15, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    FINALLY A WIN FOR HIM!

  • Reply AplXe June 15, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    He must be the happiest person seeing that the Raptors won their first NBA championship.

  • Reply Lightning Noscope June 16, 2019 at 12:52 am

    2 years after and the raptors win the championship

  • Reply billy hannon June 16, 2019 at 3:12 am

    He must be happy the raps won

  • Reply A 12 June 16, 2019 at 3:29 am

    And now the Raptors won

  • Reply ImmaRussianSpy June 16, 2019 at 5:28 am

    I watch this after they won their first championship

  • Reply Yellow Lamborghini June 16, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Imagine what he did when they won a few days aho

  • Reply muhammad farrasz June 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    #wethenorth

  • Reply Mateo Carrillo June 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    He must be happy now

  • Reply Nolapie June 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Who’s here after the raptors won the nba championship

  • Reply Adolf Hitler June 16, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    They got a ring he should be hella happy

  • Reply Raphtalia chan June 16, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    So that's why i always see him

  • Reply Will G June 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Send him back to India

  • Reply ジヨーダン佐々木 June 17, 2019 at 12:46 am

    He must of been really happy to see the the Raptors win the championship

  • Reply Football Legends June 17, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Who is back here after they won?

  • Reply DBZQ LoGiC June 17, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Who’s watching this when they won the championship

  • Reply Spring Fusion June 17, 2019 at 3:31 am

    I seen him

  • Reply SpeedyThEmerald/SpeedySTE June 17, 2019 at 5:48 am

    I saw him a lot during the NBA finals. Congrats to his team

  • Reply Ransom Pharris June 17, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Spike lee and jack nicholason punching air right now

  • Reply Aria The epic gamer June 17, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Who is here because the Raptors Won

  • Reply Samuel Asuncion June 17, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Who else is watching this after the Toronto championship

  • Reply Twyla Nguyen June 17, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    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!

  • Reply LM Road of Darkness June 17, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    He’s probably shitting his pants rn

  • Reply SSpoil ML June 18, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    here is my question. where does he get the money? If his love ones died would he visit the funeral?

  • Reply Sam Murray 34 (STUDENT) June 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve saw this dude in real life he’s cool

  • Reply Caden Alvis June 19, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Did he go to the finals though? Would have loved to see his reaction!!

  • Reply Mights June 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    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

  • Reply Toprevgaming June 20, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Good job raptors and gsw

  • Reply Rachpal Singh June 21, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Thanks nav bhatia your contribution.

  • Reply OddGamer 99 June 23, 2019 at 2:17 am

    We are the champions
    We the North
    Says Nav

  • Reply Branin soccer Weymouth June 23, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Nav must be happy that the raptors won the cup

  • Reply anna song June 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    If live in Canada press like!! 🙂

  • Reply Hockey Legend 10 June 23, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Road to 300 subs it would be appreciated

  • Reply Saad Nabil June 25, 2019 at 3:47 am

    An Indian NBA Raptors fan! Nav Bhatia!

  • Reply Banana s June 26, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    i saw him at the raptors parade

  • Reply Anthony Mercadante June 27, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Fuckin Muslim

  • Reply saintyeser June 29, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    ive seen him eveywhere

  • Reply The Nubs - Fortnite July 8, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    What about if he dies? Will he miss a game?

  • Reply Dawn Levy July 22, 2019 at 1:54 am

    I think I saw him at the game……. and TV!

  • Reply ziggy morris July 26, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Imagine how he felt this year.

    Congrats buddy

  • Reply Sara Munir September 3, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    raptors finally won….i'm not hating, i live in Canada.

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