QUOTED: diehard Toronto Raptors fan Nav Bhatia, to the New York Times

QUOTED: diehard Toronto Raptors fan Nav Bhatia, to the New York Times

(Image: Bhatia: MississaugaEliteCars.com) (Image: Bhatia: MississaugaEliteCars.com)
 

“I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t womanize. But I Raptorize. That’s it.”

Nav Bhatia, a Mississauga car dealer who (by his own reckoning) has never missed a regular-season Raptors home game, explaining his obsession to the New York Times for an article about himself. Bhatia is such a constant presence at Raptors games that he has managed to befriend players and managers. Some fans even recognize him from TV, because his courtside seats put him in view of the cameras. This season has been a standout for the Raptors after nearly two decades of mediocrity, and Bhatia is, naturally, very pleased. “This season has been very special because nobody expected this,” he told the Times.