Here are the artists who go the hardest for their hometown NBA teams.
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I’m outside the Crypto.Com Arena where the Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of the NBA Playoffs.
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You can always find a celebrity or two sitting front row at NBA games, from K-pop idols to the biggest pop stars and all your favorite rappers, but which artists go the hardest for their NBA teams?
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Starting with one of the biggest Lakers fans, a rapper you can always find courtside at Crypto.com is LA born and bred Snoop Dogg. He even has a Funko Pop with him in a Lakers jersey.
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Drake is also a huge NBA fan and he’s even referenced some players in his lyrics. You can always find him on the sidelines cheering on his hometown team, the Toronto Raptors. In 2013, Drake was even named a global ambassador of the team.
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Music’s favorite couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been seen sitting on the sidelines of many NBA games together, but they’re actually super fans of separate NBA teams. Beyoncé has shown support for her hometown team the Houston Rockets. Jay-Z is a proud born and bred New Yorker. He bought the New Jersey Nets and moved the team to Brooklyn.
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Another Texas native who is no stranger to the NBA sidelines is Selena Gomez. Selena is a fan of the San Antonio Spurs, and images of her sitting front row have even turned into popular GIFs for Spurs fans.
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Now heading down to South Beach where DJ Khaled is a massive fan of the Miami Heat, even claiming he wanted to buy the team back in 2016.
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As the playoffs continue, may the best team win. I’m Rania Aniftos for Billboard News