“I can’t say this is a dream come true because it’s not something you dream of as a fan,” tweeted Bhatia. “Being honored in @Hoophall as the first prize in the Superfan Gallery. What an amazing day. Don’t wake me up please. Thanks to the Hall and @Raptors organization.”
“For everything you’ve done for sports in Canada, there’s no one more worthy,” the Raptors organization tweeted from its official Twitter.
The Hall of Fame will open the superfan gallery later this year, a lobby spokesman told CNN on Saturday.
Since becoming the Raptors superfan, he has frequented artists such as Drake, has been personally thanked by Kobe Bryant and has become a celebrity himself, taking photos with fans from time to time at the Scotiabank Arena.
Bhatia founded his nonprofit organization that raises funds to build basketball courts and children’s playgrounds in Canada and around the world, according to Great Big Story.