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Singapore’s Raj Lavin receives lots of lovin’ from PH crowd


Gilas Pilipinas may have hardly broke a sweat in their 110-58 victory on Wednesday against Singapore, there is this one player that captured the hearts of Filipino fans.

Every time that Singapore’s Raj Lavin was receiving the ball, numerous Filipino enthusiasts would roar for him to go against Gilas’ towering big men.

The 19-year-old cager became the crowd favorite in Mall of Asia Arena probably because of his hefty stature, which fascinated most PH supporters during the game.

“They’re very loud, you know? I’m honored to be here, to embrace the crowd, and play a game here,” Lavin said.

“I’m really happy they liked the way I played a game, and they are cheering for me. It’s great. I’m happy.”

Lavin also saw himself being adored on social media by Gilas fans as well after the game.

For the 6-foot-7 Lavin, he is definitely aware that PH fans are everywhere since he also for Singapore Slingers in Asean Basketball League (ABL).

“When I go overseas to play, even when Alab Pilipinas, they come over to Singapore to play, the Filipino crowd is there,” he shared.