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.
Longtime Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz sat courtside at TD Garden and cheered on the Celtics.
Big Papi loving the Game 6 intensity! pic.twitter.com/yXOhg3z1nx
— NBA (@NBA) May 28, 2022
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.
— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) May 27, 2022
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.
— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2022
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) May 25, 2022
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
Elizabeth Williams in the house!
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 25, 2022