Nav Bhatia and the late Penny Marshall were both honored at the Basketball Hall of Fame in the superfan gallery.
Bhatia, a Toronto-area businessman who immigrated to Canada in 1984, has attended almost every Raptors home game during the team’s existence.
“You are a super fan. I want to say thank you for being who you are and thank you for being a part of the Hall of Fame. And I want to congratulate you for for all of that,” said Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo to Bhatia.
Bhatia paid tribute to Raptors fans in accepting the honor.
“Me being in the presence of such great basketball talent in the world right here, this is so unreal … I’m still in shock and that’s why I’m accepting this on behalf of not just the Toronto fans, Raptors fans, but all the fans, basketball fans and the NBA fans all over the world.