BTS‘s Suga was living his best life at the NBA Japan Games, watching the Golden State Warriors play against the Washington Wizards from courtside seats.
Even before the event started, Suga was making headlines as he met the Golden State Warriors players, passing out signed PROOF albums as he shook hands with the team members.
— NBA Japan (@NBAJPN) September 30, 2022
The Warriors point guard Stephen Curry gifted Suga a signed jersey and introduced him as a special friend when he FaceTimed his kids so they could virtually meet Suga.
Stephen Curry also gifted the BTS member a pair of Curry 10 sneakers that were worn during the game.
— 🏀 #NBAKicks 👟 (@NBAKicks) September 30, 2022
While at the game, Suga also met Olympic Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka, who is known to be a major fan of the K-Pop group.
In her short exchange with Suga, she heartwarmingly told him she loved BTS’s song “Autumn Leaves,” which was co-composed by Suga.
lol so I told Suga that autumn leaves is a great song. pic.twitter.com/1QMeaNPo9m
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) September 30, 2022
A huge smile was seen on the BTS member’s face throughout the game, as he’s known to love playing and watching basketball.
His stage name, Suga, comes from “shooting guard,” which was the basketball position he played when he was in school.
While Suga was on the sidelines, eagle-eyed fans noticed an adorable moment when the BTS member became fully immersed in the game.
When a player was seen traveling, meaning they took too many steps without dribbling the ball, Suga hilariously called the violation from the sidelines, rotating his hands as a referee would to signal a player was traveling.
— おるぺんおむらいす (@omuomu_com) September 30, 2022
The adorable moment gained traction with ARMYs, who loved seeing how enthusiastic and happy Suga was at the NBA game.
why is this clip of Yoongi doing the traveling call so cute?????? pic.twitter.com/ZPJIKlZEQ8
— bora 💜 (slow) (@modooborahae) September 30, 2022
Idk if someone explained this or not but saw few armys thinking he is playing with his hair tie
but I am pretty sure he is referring to a foul “traveling foul” made in the game.
He is just too much of basketball enthusiast where he becomes the ref 🥲 pic.twitter.com/FPTiFYH5hN
— nish⁷lil cat rapper -︎ㅅ-︎ ︎🐱🎤 (@suga_s_santara) September 30, 2022
If Yoongi says he traveled, then he traveled https://t.co/SQx8L3WdjE
— Suga’sWhisper ⁷ (@SugasWhisper1) September 30, 2022
Along with his many talents like songwriting, rapping, producing, and dancing, Suga can add “referee” to his long list of skills.