American Basketball player Austin Reaves has rapidly gained popularity in the NBA due to his swift ascent with the Los Angeles Lakers, and this newfound fame has extended all the way to the Philippines, where he has garnered a substantial fanbase.

As the teams lined up before the match, the instance of Reaves receiving the loudest ovation was grabbed in the clip.

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Several X users and NBA fans reacted to the surfaced video. One user tweeted, “PH is Kobe Country, Laker love since the Showtime Era is Country wide..any Laker player will be an instant fan favorite..💜💛PH”

“🇵🇭 loves austin and lakers team esp.@KingJames” another user wrote.

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One user wrote, “The Philippines is an extension of Los Angeles lol this is Lakerland”

A fan from the Philippines has made a bold statement as Team USA begins their participation in the 2023 FIBA World Cup which is guaranteed to get LeBron James’ attention.

However, several NBA fans reacted to the fan’s opinion on X. One user reacted, “You read it wrong. Its Austin Reaves over Lebron James. 🤣✌️”

“Lol, a word problem!!! Next Level!  But more like “<“” another user reacted.

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Last season, Reaves and James forged a powerful alliance while playing for the Lakers, leading the group on a remarkable trip that saw them advance to the Western Conference Finals. Alongside James and Anthony Davis, Reaves in particular was a dependable third-scoring option, which was crucial to their success. He won the hearts of Lakers supporters with his spectacular performance, and this love has smoothly translated to his position on Team USA.