Steve Kerr Inspired by Raptors Superfan Ahead of NBA Finals in Toronto

You see him sitting courtside at every home game, cheering on his beloved Toronto Raptors -- loudly.

It's not Drake.

This is 67-year-old Nav Bhatia and he has a very interesting and inspiring story. And according to Muhammad Lila, he's the kind of guy you just can't miss.

Bhatia has been to every Raptors home game since 1995 -- a few of you reading this hadn't even been born yet.

He came to Canada as an immigrant in the '80s with practically nothing, Lila said in a Twitter thread. 

"As a brown turbaned guy with an accent he couldn't get a job as an engineer, so he wound up working as a car salesman at a dealership in a rough part of town."

And he was ridiculously successful at the job -- selling 127 cars in just 90 days which is a record that stands to this day. 

Lila's accounts on the Raptors-super fan will leave you inspired, and I would say rooting for the Raptors, but -- I can't, in good faith wish that, for obvious reasons.

Lila finished off his thread saying he had just gotten off the phone with Bhatia who appeared to gush over his love for Canada.

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"Other countries might be richer, but they're not richer in mannerisms, politeness, or looking after each other. And the country south of us has a lot to learn."

It appears Drake has some competition for biggest Raptors supporter. You may not want to root for the Raptors as they face the Warriors in The Finals, but I know most will be looking for that "big ass huge goofy smile" sitting in the front rooting for his team. Especially if he has the hat tip from coach Steve Kerr

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