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What NBA players and celebrities are attending NBA Summer League 2022 games?

The Summer League has been attracting plenty of attention with some of the new generation of players on display in front of some famous faces in Las Vegas.

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The Summer League has been attracting plenty of attention with some of the new generation of players on display in front of some famous faces in Las Vegas.
Ethan MillerAFP

There is never a shortage of star power and celebrities at NBA games. The biggest and brightest names in sports and entertainment world love to make their courtside appearances throughout the regular season into the post season, and it seems like the NBA Summer League is no different.

Stars have been out in Vegas

There were a couple different venues before the actual Summer League began, first in San Francisco, California, and then in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since the seventh of July all the games shifted to Las Vegas, and that’s when the celebs started showing by the bucket load.

It hasn’t been just the stars of Hollywood and the music industry showing out in Vegas over the last few days. NBA stars are enjoying their offseason, while staying close to the action during the Summer.

One of the first superstars to be seen in the stands of a Summer League game was the reigning Finals MVP, Steph Curry, was caught munching on some pop corn doing the “night, night” celebration in the Warriors vs. Kings game in San Fran.

Kevin Durant wasn’t in attendance, but he was watching as Chet Holmgren stunned in his Summer League opener. KD gave big ups to the number two overall pick after he put up 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and six rebounds. The former Gonzaga man has been compared to KD, and him wearing the KD Nikes and playing in Oklahoma City will only strengthen those comparisons.

Damian Lillard has always been loyal to Portland, and showed his loyalty by showing up to the Trail Blazers Summer League game against the Detroit Pistons on the opening day of games in Vegas. He was caught court side “talking on the phone.”

The newest Los Angeles Clipper John Wall was at the debut of Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith Jr. checking out his former team, the Houston Rockets and the number 1 and 3 picks in the draft.

Lonzo Ball was checking out his team the Chicago Bulls take on the Dallas Mavericks, and he wasn’t the only celeb in the crowd. Lakers all time great Jerry West, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and Mavs owner Mark Cuban were also in attendance.

Snowboarding gold medalist was in Vegas to check out the Suns take on the Lakers, and so too was LeBron James who was checking out the fresh crop of talent in LA.

NBA First teamer and Finals runner up Jayson Tatum made a pit stop in Vegas to check out the Celtics take on their Eastern Conference Finals opponents, the Miami Heat over the weekend.

You can find him in the club, but you can also find 50 Cent court side in Vegas checking out some Summer League action. He was with Kings owner Vivek Ranadive checking out Sacramento and Indiana yesterday.