The Raptors are killing it in the NBA right now! Tied up with Cleveland 2 – 2 going into game 5 tonight, Canada has basketball on their mind. Just like the Jays in the playoffs, people are jumping on the bandwagon! Nav Bhatia has been on the bandwagon since the Raptors arrived in 95!
His story is pretty awesome, he imagrated to Canada back in 84 where he was a mechanical engineer by education but couldn’t land himself a job doing that in the Toronto area so he started selling cars. He now owns a bunch of dealerships in the Toronto Area.
When the Raptors joined the NBA in 1995, he bought two tickets to the first game and since then Nav has been to every single home game, never missing a minute and never left a game early. He spends more than $300,000 for his season tickets. Which includes 6 courtside, and 4 in the platinum seats and thousands of other seats that he gives away to kids though out the year.
One year he gave away 3000 tickets to Sikh youth in the GTA after he went to get his cell phone fixed and as he walked in someone said “Gotta go honey, my cab is here!” He wasn’t upset with what just happened, the guy didn’t know that he was the General Manager of a huge car dealership, he just knew that he needed to fix this situation and get Sikhs more integrated into the community. Which he has done since.
He will be at game 5 tonight in Cleveland as a friend of his is personally flying him to the game. Sorry Drake, you can say your a super fan. But Nav is the real deal!