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Sideline stars — Cooper Kupp, Gucci Mane, A.J. Brown among those enjoying live action

There’s much more to sporting events than what happens on the field of play. From the food, to halftime acts, to giveaways and more, there’s something special about the environment on game days.

The crowd is another important element that adds to the appeal of live sports, and that sentiment is especially true during the NBA playoffs and Stanley Cup playoffs.

Read more: NBA playoffs 2022: Eye-catching outfits from the postseason

You never know who you could bump into at these events, as some of the most passionate and well-known fans make their allegiances known, while other casual and famous spectators may also drop by to enjoy the live action.

Here are some stars that have stood out among the crowd.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The NFL champion Los Angeles Rams were in the building for the Dodgers’ home matchup against the Giants. Super Bowl LVI MVP Cooper Kupp, Nick Scott and Cam Akers showed up for the contest with the Lombardi trophy in hand. Tennis icon Billie Jean King was also in attendance to honor the Rams.

A special night at Dodger Stadium as we celebrate the 2022 Super Bowl champions, the LA Rams! 🏈 #AlwaysLA #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/WeTuvRxgN0

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) May 4, 2022

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics, Game 2

Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane usually roots for his home team the Atlanta Hawks. He even proposed to his wife, Keyshia Ka’Oir, during Kiss Cam at a Hawks game in 2016.

The couple was front and center at TD Garden and donned Celtics-inspired outfits.

Rapper G-Eazy was also spotted courtside.

Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

New Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown is quickly getting acclimated in his new city.

OFFICIALLY a Philly guy. #RingTheBell | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/Q6WC9agi5g

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 3, 2022

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Game 2

Ja Morant’s dad, Tee Morant, has been making the rounds in the postseason and was seen with Dell Curry ahead of Game 2.

It’s unknown if he engaged in a wager with Stephen Curry’s father, à la his first-round bet with Karl-Anthony Towns’ father.

Basketball Dads 🏀♥ pic.twitter.com/HynCK6x8pl

— NBA (@NBA) May 4, 2022

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche, Game 1

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was all smiles for postseason hockey.

OOTD: @Avalanche Game 1 Vibes😂🧊#FindAWay #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/mGGp31bm4p

— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 4, 2022

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers, Game 1

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live’s longest tenured cast member, enjoyed the playoff action at Madison Square Garden.

✨ LIVE FROM NEW YORK ✨

CC: @kenanthompson pic.twitter.com/fXGiVnL2HY

— x – New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 4, 2022

Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers, Game 1

Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat attended his second playoff game in as many days. He followed up his squad’s series opener against the Philadelphia 76ers by attending the Panthers’ first game against the Capitals.

OG rockin’ with the @FlaPanthers ⚓️ https://t.co/vAuPmDgV4T

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 4, 2022

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