Experiencing a sporting event in person provides a different experience for attendees compared to watching it from home. From the stadium food to the crowd's rambunctious energy, spectating a contest from the stands has considerable perks. Another benefit is that you could bump into a celebrity as you take in the action.
Celebrities gracing the sidelines at games are commonplace across sports, and many stars have showed up to a number of events in recent weeks. Grammy award-winning music producer DJ Khaled went viral for hyping up the crowd during the Miami Heat's Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. He even gave Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra a shoulder rub before taking his seat.
Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari showed off his drinking skills while at the Milwaukee Bucks game on May 13, chugging two cups of beer in rapid succession.
Here are some of the stars who have been showing up and showing out:
Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks, Game 3
Somewhere out there, Dallas Cowboys fans are fantasizing about what life would be like if Patrick Mahomes was their quarterback. The Kansas City Chiefs star was on hand -- and repping a Mavs jersey -- at the American Airlines Center to watch Luka Doncic & Co. try to earn their first win of the series on Sunday.
That fit though💧💧💧@PatrickMahomes | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/syubbPcUUU— x - Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) May 23, 2022
Minnesota Lynx vs. Dallas Wings
Before Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday, Golden State Warriors players Gary Payton II and Jordan Poole sat courtside to watch the Wings battle the Lynx.
Look who came out to support! pic.twitter.com/X5ZeHdBUnn— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) May 22, 2022
Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces
Cleveland Browns pass-rusher Myles Garrett showed up courtside to watch the Mercury take on the Aces Saturday. He tried capturing some of the action with a camera while he was there.
Taking in all the action 📸@Flash_Garrett pic.twitter.com/hY3wPTr88y— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) May 21, 2022
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 2
Grammy award-winning artist Adele stopped by the Chase Center to watch the Warriors face the Mavericks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
Hello, it's @Adele 👋 pic.twitter.com/4L1lAjpTgK— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) May 21, 2022
New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Game 2
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey showed up to support the Hurricanes for Game 2, sounding the siren before the action began.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 1
The road to the NBA Finals runs through San Francisco. Or should we say Flavortown? Celebrity chef Guy Fieri kicked off the Western Conference finals series opener by ringing the bell at Chase Center.
Welcome to FLAVORTOWN 🔥@GuyFieri getting tonight's game started 🛎 pic.twitter.com/Ixu5HAO80N— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) May 19, 2022
Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers
During the NFL offseason, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons has been active across multiple opening ceremonies. Last month, the Pennsylvania native went viral for his ceremonial puck drop for the Hershey Bears.
On Tuesday, he donned the Rangers' powder blue alternates and threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Throwing out tonight's first pitch...@MicahhParsons11! pic.twitter.com/g4BnxK4vML— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) May 17, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers, Game 2
The Battle of Florida rounded out ESPN's top-five ranking as one of the NHL's best active rivalries. Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki let his allegiance be known.
.@mikegesicki in the house tonight!!#TimeToHunt pic.twitter.com/cQwSfTWm8j— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) May 19, 2022
Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks
The name Leslie was well-represented at Crypto.com Arena with Sparks legend Lisa Leslie and comedian Leslie Jones front and center.
The QUEEN has arrived 👑@LisaLeslie | #TimeToShow pic.twitter.com/XzKjvej9v7— Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) May 18, 2022
I LOVE THIS PIC!! @LASparks @LisaLeslie @LizCambridge17 pic.twitter.com/lx63kif8af— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) May 18, 2022
St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche, Game 2
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson witnessed Colorado's thrilling overtime win in person.
Oh hey, @DangeRussWilson!— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) May 18, 2022
Glad you could join us tonight 🥰@Broncos x #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/AolLKBaZx4