Courtside Celebrities

When the 2013 NBA Finals tips off Thursday night in Miami’s American Airlines Airlines, you best believe stars will be in the house to watch the showdown between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

Though their team may no longer be in the running for this year’s title — after all, the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks have been knocked out — celebrities just can’t get enough of the NBA.

From arenas east to west, courtside seats are always riddled with the Hollywood crowd. Not only Knicks fanatic Spike Lee or Laker Show die-hard Jack Nicholson, but the likes of Beyoncé, Ashton Kutcher, Rihanna, Will Smith and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have all been spotted showing love for the sport.

So as we prepare for some star sightings during the NBA season’s final faceoffs, let’s look at all the famous faces that tend pop up courtside.