Aaron Donald, Brooks Koepka among stars enjoying live sports

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Monday, May 30, 2022

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.

Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, Game 7

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, golfer Brooks Koepka, Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Alex Rodriguez were in the building for the Eastern Conference finals. DJ Khaled also returned to Miami to help out with some pregame ceremonies.

Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero

Boxers Errol Spence Jr. and Danny "Swift" Garcia had ringside seats to watch Davis defend his WBA lightweight title against Romero.

Madonna was also front and center to watch the championship bout.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers, Game 6

The Rangers had some special guests in attendance for their win-or-go-home Game 6 against the Hurricanes. Former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera and actress Rachel Brosnahan showed up to watch the action on the ice.

Gaten Matarazzo and David Harbour from the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things" also stopped by to enjoy some playoff hockey.

Liverpool vs. Real Madrid, Champions League

LeBron James, a minority owner of Liverpool, was worried that he'd miss the beginning of the match. The Los Angeles Lakers star wrote in part, "don't let the match start until I land" on Twitter.

Meanwhile, fellow NBA stars and Madrid fans, Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic, appeared to enjoy the game.

Fortunately, James made it in time to see the action, but his squad lost, 1-0.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics, Game 6

Longtime Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz sat courtside at TD Garden and cheered on the Celtics.

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.

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.

New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx

Patrick Beverley and Nathan Knight of the Minnesota Timberwolves showed up to support their Target Center neighbors.

Los Angeles Sparks vs. Las Vegas Aces

Dwyane Wade was seated on the baseline in Las Vegas for the WNBA Commissioner's Cup matchup.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

Washington Mysticscenter Elizabeth Williams enjoyed an early evening at the ballpark.

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