NBA fever: From Ranveer Singh To Ranbir Kapoor, these actors are NBA fans
- Ranveer Singh created a social media storm after being spotted at the recent NBA All-Star Game
- Last year, the actor became NBA’s brand ambassador for India
- In 2015, the Abhishek Bachchan became the first Indian to play in the NBA All-Star celebrity game
Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh created a social media storm after being spotted at the recent NBA All-Star Game in the United States, with announcers introducing him as "This Bollywood star has over 38 million Instagram followers. That's right, I said over 38 million.”
Last year, the ‘83’ actor became NBA’s brand ambassador for India.
Sharing a series of snippets from the game, he wrote, "I just had the most incredible time at the all-star game. But the highlight by far was the love and energy that my fans gave me. I'm deeply touched and overwhelmed. Literally brought to tears by the end of it. Not sure what I've done to deserve this kind of love. But I am filled with just pure gratitude."
Singh isn’t the only Bollywood actor who has caught the NBA fever. From Ranbir Kapoor to Disha Patani, several icons have expressed their love for the basketball league.
Disha Patani often shares NBA glimpses on her social media handle. In January 2019, the 29-year-old actor visited Los Angeles, California, to watch a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers.
A picture of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and late basketball icon Kobe Bryant went viral on social media in 2020. The ‘Sanju’ star met Kobe in 2010 at a Lakers and Knicks game when the actor was shooting for ‘Anjaana Anjani’ in the United States.
Lara Dutta and Dino Morea
Actors Lara Dutta and Dino Morea met Kobe Bryant in 2008 and received autographed Lakers jerseys from the game. Pictures of the trio soon became the talk of the town.
In 2015, the ‘Bob Biswas’ actor became the first Indian to play in the NBA All-Star celebrity game. Bachchan was also a part of NBA’s online merchandise launch event in India in 2014.