Celebs Sitting Courtside
Celebs Sitting Courtside
It used to be that you could spot maybe one or two die-hard celeb basketball fans catching a game of professional hoops, but these days courtside is the hottest ticket in town. We blame celebs like Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Jay and Beyonce — who attended the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles — for making it look so cool (sorry, Spike Lee).From the first couple of hip hop to the First Family, take a look at which celebs were sitting pretty, courtside, this year.
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Hip hop's first couple sat front row at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.
John Legend and Christine Teigen
Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, were spotted at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.
Diddy and Lenny Kravitz
Kravitz and Diddy chat while sitting courtside at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.
Angela Simmons and Raven Symone
Angela and Raven had the best seats in the house at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.
The sexy rocker doesn't look too thrilled with Chicago Bull mascot 'Benny the Bull' at NBA All-Star Saturday during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.
Kanye West is an avid Los Angles Lakers fan so of course we would attend the Lakers vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2011.
Die-hard New York Knicks fan Spike Lee goofs around Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade at the Knicks vs. Heat game in NYC.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sit court side to watch the New York Knicks defeat the Miami Heat.
Kanye West also caught the NY Knicks vs. Miami Heat game.
Denzel Washington, Ciara & Spike Lee
Denzel Washington, Ciara and Spike Lee at the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers game in L.A.
Henry Samuel, Seal & Leni Samuel
Now, this is a moment! Seal and his children, Henry and Leni, sit courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
Diddy attended a game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Dr. Dre — it's been a minute! — at the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers game.
Denzel Washington & Will.i.am
Denzel Washington and Will.i.am chatting at halftime of the Lakers game.
Angela Bassett hangs out with her children (how cute!) at the Christmas Day L.A. Lakers game against the Miami Heat.
Gabourey Sidibe and her mystery man at the New Jersey Nets game. Young love!
Drake & Maxwell
Drake and Maxwell watch the New York Knicks battle LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
Kanye West sits courtside-in head to toe black leather-for the Christmas Day match-up between the new Miami Heat and the world champs, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jessica White & Jennifer Williams
Jessica White and Jennifer Williams take a pic during a recent Knicks game. Who said basketball wasn't fabulous?
Spike Lee jumps for joy at a New York Knicks game.
Fabolous & Trey Songz
Fabolous and Trey Songz watch the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks play in N.Y.C.
Whoopi Goldberg cheers on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in N.Y.C.
Brandy and Terrence J.
Brandy and Terrence haven't confirmed their relationship but we all know that canoodling near the court can only mean one thing. Let's hope their PDA wasn't distracting to New York Knicks' players.
T.I. and Ciara
ATL natives T.I. and Ciara were spotted looking fashionably casual courtside at an Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat game.
Ciara and The-Dream
Producer The-Dream also attended the Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat with Ciara.
Basketball lover Denzel Washington jokes around with Chicago Bulls center, Joakim Noah.
The-Dream and Kim Kardashian
By now a courtside fixture, Kim K. and The-Dream were spotted at a Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
Washington greets teen sensation Justin Bieber during a Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets game.
Actor Dennis Haysbert looks presidential at a recent Lakers game.
Michael Ealy (and his dreamy eyes) was spotted at a New York Knicks game.
Monica and Khloe Kardashian
Monica and Khloe Kardashian brought along their matching Louis bags while watching their honeys (Shannon Brown and Lamar Odom) at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
Trey Songz wore a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap to a basketball game. Now that's cool.
Mary J. Blige
New Yorkers MJB and her husband Kendu Isaacs get cozy courtside.
Chris Rock finds nothing funny when watching his favorite basketballteam.
The First Family
The Obamas are regulars at local basketball games in D.C. We're sure Howard University players were elated to play in front of the President.
Regina King and a friend kicked it courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
You can always count on Chris Brown to take in a few basketball games each season.
Jaden Smith & Justin Bieber
Bieber and Smith showed their team spirit during a Lakers game.
Jay-Z and Beyonce
When they're not on tour you can always Mr. and Mrs. Carter sitting courtside at a New Jersey Nets game, where Jay-Z is part owner.
Usher takes in some hoop action at a Lakers game.
Aretha Franklin and Jesse Jackson
Aretha Franklin made her first public appearance of the year alongside civil rights leader Jesse Jackson at the Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat on February 11, 2011 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.