Global attention has been drawn to Georgian basketball fans after their favourite – Zaza Pachulia – was named among the players leading the NBA All-Star Game fan-voting.
The NBA released the results of the first round of voting earlier this week where Pachulia - a starting centre for the Golden State Warriors (Oakland) - took second place among the Western Conference frontcourt players (439,675 votes), trailing only behind teammate Kevin Durant (541,209 votes).
This was a surprise for many basketball fans worldwide who were amazed that this result was achived by a nation of three million.
Below is a collection of reactions from internet users from all over the world.
1. For some, it's an inspiration.
2. Some think it's strange.
3. Others agree.
4. Some just find this heart-warming.
Maaaan, I just need to find someone to love and support me like Zaza Pachulia's country loves him— Johnny Cage (@WhiteCoatShawty) January 5, 2017
And respect it.
My mentions went crazy about that Zaza tweet...They really show support. I can do nothing but respect it. I wish everyone could be like that— Johnny Cage (@WhiteCoatShawty) January 6, 2017
And here is what Pachulia feels like: