Experiencing a sporting event in person provides a different experience for attendants compared to watching it from home. From the stadium food to the crowd’s rambunctious energy, spectating a contest from the stands has considerable perks. Another benefit is that you could bump into a celebrity as you take in the action.
Celebrities gracing the sidelines at games are commonplace across sports, and many stars showed up to a number of events last week. Grammy award-winning music producer DJ Khaled went viral for hyping up the crowd during the Miami Heat‘s Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. He even gave Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra a shoulder rub before taking his seat.
More stars flocked to the sidelines this week to enjoy live sports or show support for their home teams.
The road to the NBA Finals runs through San Francisco. Or should we say Flavortown? Celebrity chef Guy Fieri kicked off the Western Conference finals series opener by ringing the bell at Chase Center.
— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) May 19, 2022
During the NFL offseason, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons has been active across multiple opening ceremonies. Last month, the Pennsylvania native went viral for his ceremonial puck drop for the Hershey Bears.
On Tuesday, he donned the Rangers’ powder blue alternates and threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) May 17, 2022
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) May 19, 2022
The name Leslie was well-represented at Crypto.com Arena with Sparks legend Lisa Leslie and comedian Leslie Jones front and center.
— Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) May 18, 2022
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) May 18, 2022
Oh hey, @DangeRussWilson!
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) May 18, 2022