Austin Reaves, the 25-year-old shooting guard representing Team USA at the FIBA World Cup, is undoubtedly basking in the limelight in the Philippines.
His status as a Lakers player only adds to his popularity in this fervently basketball-crazed nation. However, it seems that some fans have a playful sense of humor.
Earlier this year, rumors swirled that Reaves was romantically involved with global pop sensation Taylor Swift. The player promptly denied these reports, stating that he had never met the renowned singer.
Despite Reaves’ clarifications, it appears that either this message did not reach his fans in the Philippines or they simply chose to have some fun.
During an event in this passionate basketball-loving country, fans couldn’t resist taunting the Lakers star with playful chants of “Taylor Swift!” while he was on stage. Reaves couldn’t help himself but smile.