Austin Reaves

Akshita Patel

NBA

“I Was Surprised When A Fan….,” Austin Reaves Ecstatic After Receiving International Fans’ Recognition

Point guard Austin Reaves scaled new heights in his very first official season in the NBA. He played a crucial role in the Los Angeles Laker’s successful run last season, which earned him a four-year $53 million extension contract. Undoubtedly, Reaves has become a fan favorite in the shortest time possible. His rise will go down in history as one of the most special ones.

Meanwhile, Austin Reaves has not rested even for a bit this off-season. He understands that this is his time to make a name for himself in the NBA. Hence, to fulfill the goal, the point guard joined Team USA for the FIBA World Cup, wherein he is looking to sharpen his skillset. As the tournament kicks off, Reaves has a special moment that will forever stay with him in his memories.

   

Austin Reaves Grateful For The Love Showered By International Fans

Austin Reaves
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In LA, Austin Reaves is a celebrity. He is the next big thing who could be responsible for bringing home a championship ring for the Lakers. The point guard has four years to live up to the hype. Meanwhile, the 25-year-old has taken it upon himself to further develop his skillset. He accepted an offer from Team USA to represent the nation at the FIBA World Cup. The German native gracefully accepted the invite and has been touring Asia for the same. Reaves has featured in five exhibition matches so far and has garnered a lot of praise from coaches and teammates alike.

It seems Austin Reaves has successfully left a mark on basketball fans outside of America as well. The point guard recently shared a moment that he thinks will forever hold a special place in his heart. Reaves said that he is in a different country and was left surprised when a fan shouted his name the other day. The recognition received from international fans instilled a sense of pride in the Lakers guard. Austin added that he will never take the love he has been receiving lately for granted ever. One day, he wishes to look back at these small moments with a wide smile on his face. Undoubtedly, Reaves has become the next big thing waiting to bloom in the NBA. As the new season inches closer, expectations surrounding the guard will also grow gradually at the same time.

Reaves On A Hidden Side Quest With Team USA?

Austin Reaves
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Meanwhile, Jovan Buha of The Athletic suggested that Austin Reaves may have landed at the FIBA World Cup with a hidden agenda to recruit players of Team USA for the Lakers. Amid raging rumors, the point guard responded on the same and said that he could not elaborate much on that.

Having said that, Austin Reaves is really impressed with some of the guys he has played so far in Team USA, including Anthony Edwards and Mikal Bridges. Mikal has apparently formed a close bond with the Lakers breakout. It would be interesting to see if any member of Team USA lands in LA sometime in the future.