John Stockton, Karl Malone and now, Nav Bhatia.
All three are car dealers who also happen to be members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
But unlike Stockton and Malone, Bhatia has never actually played in an NBA game.
He's the first fan to be inducted, in recognition of his attendance at every Toronto Raptors home game — before coronavirus restrictions on fan attendance broke that streak — since the team began playing in 1995.
Bhatia, who owns two Hyundai dealerships and a Genesis store in the Toronto area, is a fixture in his courtside seats under one of the nets and was honored by the team in 2019 with a championship ring.
"Today was a dream," Bhatia tweeted after the induction ceremony last week. "In the greatest building basketball has, the name Superfan Nav Bhatia will be immortalized. There is now a turban and the first fan honoured within Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. I am overcome with emotions today."
Bhatia, who is Sikh, immigrated from India to Canada in 1984 and worked his way up from car salesman to dealership owner.
His Nav Bhatia Superfan Foundation builds basketball courts for kids across Canada and uses basketball to unite people of different ages and backgrounds to help them avoid the discrimination that Bhatia says he has faced as a member of a minority group.