When it comes to our favorite teams, we all like to consider ourselves superfans. However, there's one man who can actually claim ownership of that title.
His name is Nav Bhatia, and he roots for the Toronto Raptors.
Bhatia, also known as "the Superfan," became the first fan to join the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. According to his website, the Superfan has not missed a Raptors home game since the team was founded in 1995.
He expressed his gratitude for the honor on social media:
Thank you to the @Hoophall @NBA.@Raptors. Thank you Jimmy Goldstein for the honour.Thank you to my manager Rinku for helping take the Superfan to another level. Thank you to my daughter Tia and my wife Arvinder for making the ultimate sacrifice for this Superfan. pic.twitter.com/dG0WiTZ83X— Nav Bhatia Superfan (@superfan_nav) May 17, 2021
Along with joining the Hall, Bhatia even received his own custom ring to commemorate the honor.
I have absolutely no issues in making this a regular occurrence lol.— Nav Bhatia Superfan (@superfan_nav) May 17, 2021
Honoured and humbled to receive this ring from @baronchampionshiprings and @hoophall
I wear this with immense pride and responsibility to carry on spreading the game I love. pic.twitter.com/FmisroHpII
I made a promise as a kid to my mom i would never remove my turban. Today it is in the Hall of Fame. Embrace what makes you different. It is your superpower. This is the crown I wear each day. Thank you mom. pic.twitter.com/s6cCjxbdhR— Nav Bhatia Superfan (@superfan_nav) May 19, 2021
He also started the Nav Bhatia Foundation, a non-profit organization that is committed to building basketball courts for children in Canada and worldwide. His goal is simple -- to unite people through the game of basketball.