The Toronto Raptors are walking on sunshine right now. They’re coming off their first trip to the NBA Finals and just got their brand new championship rings in front of their crowd.
Canadian fans lined up since early in the morning to thank their players for the championship run, but among all of them, one obviously stood up: Nav Bhatia.
That’s why Masai Ujiri and the Raptors organization decided to give the Raptors’ number 1 fan his very own championship ring as well, after two decades of restless company and unconditional support:
“I mean, he’s a part of us. He represents everything we are about,” General manager Masai Ujiri told Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun.
The die-hard fan has never missed a home game since the Toronto Raptors were founded and he made a name for himself thanks to his towel-waving and passion for the game, and he’s become a major part of the Raptors culture and he definitely deserved to be part of his historic milestone for Canadian basketball.
To make this evening even more magical, Bhatia and their fans got a first-hand look at the new-look Raptors led by Pascal Siakam, as they beat the New Orlean Pelicans 130-122 even without Kawhi Leonard.
Later, Bhatia took on to his Twitter account to thank the Raptors organization for the ring and vow his support for the ‘greatest organization in the world’ once again:
I don’t know how to put this in words. Thank you to the greatest organization in sports for how much they care about their fans. I accept this championship ring on behalf of every @Raptors fan across the globe. Words do not express what this means to me. pic.twitter.com/iA5VE10V1K
— Nav Bhatia Superfan (@superfan_nav) October 23, 2019
“I don’t know how to put this in words. Thank you to the greatest organization in sports for how much they care about their fans. I accept this championship ring on behalf of every @Raptors fan across the globe. Words do not express what this means to me,” he tweeted.
These are the kind of things that make the Raptors organization stand out from the franchises in the NBA, so props to Masai Ujiri for such a classy move.