Celebrities Sitting Courtside

Celebs Sitting CourtsideCelebs Sitting CourtsideIt 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 BeyonceHip 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 TeigenLegend 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 KravitzKravitz 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 SymoneAngela and Raven had the best seats in the house at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.Lenny KravitzThe 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 WestKanye 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.Spike LeeDie-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 BeatzAlicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sit court side to watch the New York Knicks defeat the Miami Heat.Kanye WestKanye West also caught the NY Knicks vs. Miami Heat game.Denzel Washington, Ciara & Spike LeeDenzel Washington, Ciara and Spike Lee at the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers game in L.A.Henry Samuel, Seal & Leni SamuelNow, this is a moment! Seal and his children, Henry and Leni, sit courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.Sean CombsDiddy attended a game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Lakers in Los Angeles.Dr. DreDr. Dre — it's been a minute! — at the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers game.Denzel Washington & Will.i.amDenzel Washington and Will.i.am chatting at halftime of the Lakers game.Angela BassettAngela Bassett hangs out with her children (how cute!) at the Christmas Day L.A. Lakers game against the Miami Heat.Gabourey SidibeGabourey Sidibe and her mystery man at the New Jersey Nets game. Young love!Drake & MaxwellDrake and Maxwell watch the New York Knicks battle LeBron James and the Miami Heat.Kanye WestKanye 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 WilliamsJessica White and Jennifer Williams take a pic during a recent Knicks game. Who said basketball wasn't fabulous?Spike LeeSpike Lee jumps for joy at a New York Knicks game.Fabolous & Trey SongzFabolous and Trey Songz watch the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks play in N.Y.C.Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi 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 CiaraATL natives T.I. and Ciara were spotted looking fashionably casual courtside at an Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat game.Ciara and The-DreamProducer The-Dream also attended the Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat with Ciara.Denzel WashingtonBasketball lover Denzel Washington jokes around with Chicago Bulls center, Joakim Noah.The-Dream and Kim KardashianBy now a courtside fixture, Kim K. and The-Dream were spotted at a Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.Denzel WashingtonWashington greets teen sensation Justin Bieber during a Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets game.Dennis HaysbertActor Dennis Haysbert looks presidential at a recent Lakers game.Michael EalyMichael Ealy (and his dreamy eyes) was spotted at a New York Knicks game.Monica and Khloe KardashianMonica 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 SongzTrey Songz wore a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap to a basketball game. Now that's cool.Mary J. BligeNew Yorkers MJB and her husband Kendu Isaacs get cozy courtside.Chris RockChris Rock finds nothing funny when watching his favorite basketballteam.The First FamilyThe 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 KingRegina King and a friend kicked it courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.Chris BrownYou can always count on Chris Brown to take in a few basketball games each season.Jaden Smith & Justin BieberBieber and Smith showed their team spirit during a Lakers game.Jay-Z and BeyonceWhen 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.UsherUsher takes in some hoop action at a Lakers game.Aretha Franklin and Jesse JacksonAretha 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.

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.

Hip hop's first couple sat front row at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.

Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, were spotted at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.

Kravitz and Diddy chat while sitting courtside at NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center during 2011 NBA All-Star weekend.

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.

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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 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 and Spike Lee at the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers game in L.A.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

ATL natives T.I. and Ciara were spotted looking fashionably casual courtside at an Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat game.

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.

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 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.

New Yorkers MJB and her husband Kendu Isaacs get cozy courtside.

Chris Rock finds nothing funny when watching his favorite basketballteam.

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.

Bieber and Smith showed their team spirit during a Lakers game.

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 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.

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