Lakers Austin Reaves spills the beans on his first encounter with Taylor Swift dating gossip: “Playing cards with my friends”

Austin Reaves’ talent has received wide recognition even outside the sphere of basketball. The Los Angeles Lakers sensation has unquestionably gained popularity, ensuring that his name consistently appears in headlines, even if the implications are false.

Reaves has continued to perform on a high level, even beyond expectations this season, after his outstanding performance in the NBA Cup finals against the Indiana Pacers. Recently, he had a live interview session with the ‘Run It Back’ crew, where he gave a candid response to his relationship rumors, among other topics.

Reaves opens up on Taylor Swift speculation

NBA in-season tournament gave Austin Reaves the chance to remind the NBA community of the undoubted talent in him. Despite battling the flu, the young star still delivered an outstanding performance prompting praise from LeBron James. Apart from his on-court moves, Reaves addressed an old rumor about his alleged relationship with Taylor Swift and put it to rest.

The dating speculations surrounding Austin Reaves and Taylor Swift has been cleared by Reaves himself while having a live session with the Run It Back crew
Austin Reaves Via Opoyi

During a conversation with the Run It Back crew, Reaves was questioned about the rumors, to which he responded, “I was just like, are you serious?… They try to attach names to people just because you’re a Laker.” Simultaneously, he was asked about his current relationship status, and he stated, “I am not single. I’m good… locked down.”

So there you have it, folks. Austin Reaves is officially off the dating scene. The 25-year-old seems to be in a good personal and professional spot this year. Throughout the 2023-24 regular season and the recently concluded In-season tournament, he has been putting up impressive performances, including a remarkable 28 points with 2 rebounds and 3 assists on Saturday night.

Austin Reaves shares the unbelievable journey of his signature shoes

Austin Reaves has a remarkable NBA success story, going from being undrafted to securing his signature shoe and an incredible journey with the Los Angeles Lakers. During his contract extension with the Lakers, Reaves also inked a significant deal with the Chinese brand Rigorer in June. Discussing his new shoe line on the ‘Run It Back’ show, the shooting guard shared his thoughts on the moment he first wore his signature shoes.

The dating speculations surrounding Austin Reaves and Taylor Swift has been cleared by Reaves himself while having a live session with the Run It Back crew
Austin Reaves Via Sneakers News

Reflecting on the experience, Reaves said, “It was special. If you would’ve told me even 2 years ago that I would have an opportunity to have my own signature shoe, I probably would’ve looked at you crazy.” He highlighted the hard work he invested in reaching this point in his career and how it all paid off.

In the NBA, it’s uncommon for an undrafted player to achieve the level of success that Austin Reaves has reached in just 3 NBA seasons. By carving a niche for himself in one of the league’s most talented rosters, Reaves has demonstrated that anything is possible. He has emerged as one of the most promising rising stars in the NBA, earning favor among the Lakers faithful.

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