Fans make sports great. Their pride, passion, and support for their squads ideally carry said teams to new heights. And can consist of everyone from your average Joe to world famous celebrities. While plenty of celebrities love football and baseball, the NBA is only the professional league where you’ll see an abundance of celebrities among the other spectators.
Pull up to Oracle Arena and you’ll see Beyoncé and Jay-Z settling into their courtside seats. Turn your head about 45 feet away from them and you’ll see E-40 dressed in blue and gold from head to toe. Head to Staples Center and you’ll see Jack Nicholson; glance to his right and you’ll see Snoop Dogg. Look across court and you’ll see Kendrick Lamar—that’s the culture of the NBA. Celebrity fans are just as passionate as everyone else. Unfortunately, that means they can also be just as annoying as all the other fans acting extra.
Spike Lee’s courtside antics led to Reggie Miller dropping 25 points in a quarter in Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. Just last week, Drake started a verbal war with Kendrick Perkins, who would clearly snap him in two if he had the chance. Newsflash, Drake: there’s nothing to talk smack about anymore—your Raptors got manhandled by LeBron James and the Cavs, and they’re about to rename the city LeBronto in his honor. And of course, let’s not forget one of the best smack talkers, Kevin Hart, who’s awfully quiet after his beloved Sixers are on the brink of elimination.
These celebrities might be at the forefront of their respective industries, but as NBA fans, they’re nuisances. As first discussed by the Out of Bounds squad, here are the 10 most annoying celebrity NBA fans, ranked.