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Lakers guard Austin Reaves is currently in the Philippines as part of Team USA’s roster for the FIBA World Cup. In a country known for its passionate NBA fanbase and deep love for basketball, Reaves is experiencing a taste of celebrity status.

After Team USA’s comfortable opening win against New Zealand, Reaves couldn’t help but acknowledge the overwhelming support he’s received from local fans. The Lakers, one of the NBA’s most beloved teams, has a massive following in the Philippines.

A recent video captured the 25-year-old shooting guard entering a stage at an event, where the crowd erupted in cheers and chanted, “Austin! Austin!”