There aren’t many settings where you can be in the presence of Grammy Award-winning artists, celebrity chefs or Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks when they aren’t the stars of the show, but you can see more than your fair share sitting on the sidelines at big sporting events.
To be clear: We’re talking about Adele, Guy Fieri and Russell Wilson — a trio among the assortment of famous fans who have recently been spotted on the sidelines.
Whether it’s to see postseason games during the NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs or early-season action in MLB and the WNBA, multiple leagues have attracted spectators from various social circles.
That trend continued this week, as several familiar faces were seen showing up and showing out.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 5
Two days removed from homering three times and driving in a career-high eight runs, San Francisco Giants slugger Joc Pederson rang in the Warriors’ potential series closer.
Ringing in tonight’s game: @yungjoc650!#BayAreaUnite pic.twitter.com/BeC8Fk3DfC
— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) May 27, 2022
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat, Game 5
Miami-based music producer and Heat fan DJ Khaled made waves in Game 5 of Miami’s series against the 76ers. His efforts included giving head coach Erik Spoelstra a midgame shoulder massage and grabbing a Sixers turnover.
This time around he made his presence known early.
Heat superfan @djkhaled checking in from Game 5 in Miami ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/rEchALdZhT
— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2022
New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx
Patrick Beverley and Nathan Knight of the Minnesota Timberwolves showed up to support their Target Center neighbors.
Pat & Nate in the house supporting the @minnesotalynx 🙌 pic.twitter.com/V2jlLz1yCp
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) May 25, 2022
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Las Vegas Aces
Dwyane Wade was seated on the baseline in Las Vegas for the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup matchup.
The Flash is in The House! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/daXv0m2F9d
— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) May 24, 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals
Washington Mystics center Elizabeth Williams enjoyed an early evening at the ballpark.
Elizabeth Williams in the house!
Good to see you at Nats Park!#Mystics25 // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/uHE7qUuTno
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 25, 2022