Entertainers need to be entertained too. Need proof? Look courtside at any NBA game and you’re sure to see at least one high-profile celebrity. Some celebs take their fandom to the next level, though. Here, we’ll look at ten celebrities you might not have known where HUGE sports fans.
- Vince Vaughn
A lover of all things Chicago, Vaughn is a fan of both the Cubs and the Blackhawks. He’s also a fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and NASCAR (He served as the grand marshal of this year’s Daytona 500).
- Justin Timberlake
Timberlake has always been a fan of basketball and frequented Lakers games. But when the Grizzlies moved to Memphis, Timberlake’s hometown, he’d found his team. He’s now a partial owner of the team and sits courtside at many of the Grizzlies’ games.
- Mathew McConaughey
You might guess that McConaughey is a Longhorns fan, which he is, but he also frequents Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Dodgers games.
- Brad Pitt
Superstar Brad Pitt is an avid supporter of the New Orleans Saints. It’s said he even owns a shirt signed by every player on the team.
- Will Smith
It makes sense that, since he was born and raised in west Philadelphia, Will Smith is a diehard fan of their NBA team, the 76ers. Like Timberlake, Smith put up the money to become a minority owner and prove his fanhood.
- Jon Stewart
As an entertainer born and based in New York City, Stewart is a hardcore Mets fan. He frequents games, witnessed their first no-hitter in Mets history, and threw the first pitch back in 2006.
- Paul Rudd
Comedian Paul Rudd is a huge Kansas City Royals fan. After the Royals had their first trip to the World Series in 29 years (in 2014), Rudd invited the whole team to a house party at his mom’s house.
- Bradley Cooper
You can often see this A-lister at the Lincoln Financial Field to watch his favorite team, the Eagles. On several occasions, to support his team, he’s been heard talking trash about potential opponents, calling the Cowboy’s quarterback a “turkey,” and the team itself a bunch of “lasso-tossing rodeo heads from Dallas.”
- Ben Affleck
Affleck’s family moved to Massachusetts when he was two years old, which started his love of Boston sports—the Red Sox in particular. The actor can be seen at Fenway Park cheering on the team during home games.
- Daniel Radcliffe
It might surprise you to know that this actor is a huge supporter of the New York Giants. He even placed a bet against Ellen DeGeneres when the giants were last in the superbowl, saying that his team would take home the trophy.