Austin Reaves

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Taylor Swift Sparks Link-Up Rumors After Hanging Out With Lakers Star Austin Reaves, Fans Aren’t Convinced

Austin Reaves has been the find of the season for the Los Angeles Lakers. He played a crucial role in turning things around for the purple and gold post-the-trade window, which eventually led the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals. Currently, the guard is busy negotiating an extension contract deal with the Lakers as he is set to hit restricted free agency after the season finale.

Born in Newark, Austin Reaves has German roots and also holds dual citizenship. He further played for Wichita State and Oklahoma in his college days and put up impressive numbers. However, Reaves failed to bag a contract during the 2021 NBA draft, but the Lakers stepped in time to hand him a two-way contract. There was no looking back from that stage for the guard who went on to become the find of his first full-fledged NBA season. Meanwhile, Austin is back in the news for his personal life this time.


Austin Reaves Spotted With Taylor Swift At A Bar, Sparks Dating Speculations

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Lakers guard Austin Reaves was born and brought up in Newark, Arkansas, and still lives there. As the Lakers campaign came to an end last month, the guard has committed to playing for Team USA in the forthcoming FIBA World Cup and remains busy in the preparations. However, a recent rumor about his personal life has flared up all over the internet. Singing icon Taylor Swift is currently on an ERAs tour. She holds concerts in almost all the cities of the USA. Recently, Swift broke up with her long-time boyfriend and remains very much single.

Amid this, a Twitter user has made an outrageous claim which has sparked new dating rumors. A Twitter handle with over 600K followers claimed that Taylor Swift was spotted having drinks with Lakers guard Austin Reaves at the latter’s hometown in Arkansas. The news has spread like wildfire, with fans manufacturing bizarre link-up rumors. Taylor is 33 years old, and Reaves is eight years younger than the singer. Hence, dating rumors over an alleged random meet-up does not meet the eye. Although, neither Austin nor Taylor has reacted to these rumors yet and has maintained their silence.

Fans Find It Hard To Digest An Alleged Pair Up Of Taylor Swift And Lakers Guard

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Yesterday, a Twitter user claimed Taylor Swift and Austin Reaves were spotted hanging out together at a bar. Soon, dating rumors started doing rounds. However, fans have found multiple loopholes in the story and refuse to believe the rumor. First and foremost, Reaves already has a girlfriend named Jenna Barber, who belongs to Reaves home town in Newark. Jenna seems very much in love with the Lakers guard as she often attended Reaves’ games in LA.

Secondly, Taylor Swift is a high-end celebrity who meets thousands of people on a daily basis. Hence, making up a dating rumor over one alleged meet-up does not make much sense. Hence, the news just seems to have been blown out of proportion by the Twitter user just to garner some like on social media.