Simu Liu came out to cheer on the Raptors in Toronto

Dec 1 2021, 3:59 pm

The Toronto Raptors flexed their celebrity connections this week, with Canadian actor Simu Liu coming through to check them out.

Liu, who played the title role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi, scored some sweet seats for the Raptors last night against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The fan-favourite Raptor mascot even gifted Liu a custom jersey, which earned a huge ovation from the crowd.

“The legend himself, Simu Liu,” the Raptors wrote in their Instagram post.

 

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And make no mistake: the Raptors and Liu have been pals for a while, as he’s been a long-time fan of the team.

Back in 2017, following filming a basketball scene for NBC’s Taken, he joked with the team’s Twitter account about getting some action with the team.

While he might not have gotten a shot on the team’s roster, Liu accompanied the team on their bus during the 2019 championship parade and was a frequent spectator during their 2019 championship run.

The Raptors weren’t quite as lucky to have Liu in their presence once again, though. They fell 98-91 to the Grizzlies, their fourth loss in the last five games.

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