Tupac Shakur may have died more than 15 years ago, but he still has adoring fans around the world. On Wednesday, a man strongly resembling the deceased rapper caused quite a frenzy as the Boston Celtics took on the Golden State Warriors.
Dressed in an oversized white blazer and wearing 2Pac’s signature headband, the lookalike posed with amused fans in the TD Bank Garden arena.
Deadspin reports that during a break from the game, the Jumbotron showed the man, whose name is Nash Muraya, which prompted fans to cheer “Let’s Go 2Pac,” according to attendees who live-tweeted the action. "This is happening: 'Let's go Tupac' chant at the Garden for the Tupac lookalike who frequents Celtics games," tweeted @JCameratoNBA. The man reportedly frequents Celtics games, but his day job, Barstoolsports reports, is being a popular Cape Cod tennis pro.
On Sept. 13, 1996, Shakur died from gunshot wounds he'd suffered six nights earlier. He was shot in Las Vegas after attending a Mike Tyson boxing match at the MGM Grand on Sept. 7. He died from respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Center.
The legendary multiplatinum CD selling rapper was the marquee name on the highly successful Death Row record label. With more than 75 million albums sold as of 2007, Tupac “2Pac” Shakur remains one of the best-selling rap artists ever.