Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia is being honoured by the National Basketball Association's hall of fame, the league announced Friday ahead of its all-star festivities.
Bhatia, a Toronto-area businessman and philanthropist who immigrated to Canada from India in 1984, has attended almost every single home game — and many road games, too — in the team's quarter-century existence.
The team returned the love when he became the first fan in NBA history to be given a championship ring from team president Masai Ujiri.
Born in Delhi, Bhatia attended his first Raptors game in November 1995 — at the beginning of the team's first season in the league. At the time, he was a general manager in car dealerships and a self-described "boring guy."