Filipino NBA Superfan Proves Passion Knows No Bounds

Who wouldn’t admire the NBA given the outstanding caliber of its players? But if you’re a “super fan” of the world’s most popular basketball league, you’ll be able to relate to this rising TikTok star called Neon Man.

Marcus Chu, also known as the Neon Man, is making waves online with more than 200,000 followers and 8 million likes on Tiktok as he enjoys the NBA game-watching experience that every fan desires: sitting courtside!

Chu is also sporting an iconic look as he wears a neon green shirt, only to get a glimpse of himself on replays once he gets home.

Marcus started catching games live in 2017, and recently, he was invited by the Houston Rockets as a special guest during the opening of the 2022–2023 NBA season. 

The Rockets honored Marcus with a jumbotron appearance and welcomed him to center court during halftime to get his very own Houston Rockets jersey.

“It was a very special moment. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought to be featured and honored like this.” 


“They gave me something that can never be taken away from me, and something that I will remember for the rest of my life,” he added. 

Marcus’s love for basketball is not limited to his personal experiences. He shares his passion with other basketball fans, especially those who aren’t based in the United States but hope to one day fly over and catch an NBA game live.

“I do my best to share my experiences with basketball fans, particularly those who aren’t based in the United States, who hope to one day fly over and catch an NBA game live,” the Neon Man said.

When asked about his plans, Marcus revealed that he hopes to visit all 30 NBA venues one day. He has already visited 15 teams and wants to complete the other half soon.

Marcus Chu’s story is a proof that with enough passion and determination, dreams can become a reality. He has shown that anything is possible if you are willing to put in the effort to make it happen.

So, if you’re a basketball fan with a dream of watching an NBA game live, take inspiration from the Neon Man and start working towards making your dream a reality.

Catch more of the Neon Man’s courtside adventures on his official YouTube channel, Instagram, TikTok @NeonManInAction, and “Neon Man” on Facebook.

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