Sports are a huge source of entertainment for people all over the world, including celebrities. Lots of celebrities have made headlines for their fandom of a particular team. We are not talking about who the biggest stars in the world who are sports fans, we are talking about celebrities who have real allegiances to teams, are die hard fans and some who have even perhaps gotten more famous because of their love of a given team.
1. Jay Z
Jay Z is such a huge sports fan that he was actually a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets, and was actually one of the major catalyst’s that facilitated the teams move from New Jersey to Brooklyn. While he had to relinquish his shares in the team to become a sports agent for Roc Nation, he has claimed he will be a Brooklyn Net forever. What other fan of a sports team can say that they actually became an owner of their favorite team.
2. Jack Nicholson
All you have to do to see how big a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers Nicholson is, is by watching a game on TV. You will constantly see Nicholson in his courtside seats and he gets almost as much TV time as the players themselves. He has had season tickets for decades and does his best to never miss a game. There are even some games that he will actually travel to see.
3. Will Ferrell
Not only is Ferrell a massive fan of the USC Trojans (most notably the football team), he is actually a graduate of the school too. In addition to often being seen on the Trojans sidelines for their games, he has also done a number of hilarious stunts that show love an appreciation for his alma matter and favorite team. He has pulled off numerous pranks during practice and has even led the band as a Grand Marshall.
4. Spike Lee
There is rarely a time where Spike Lee is absent from his courtside seats at Madison Square Garden to see his beloved New York Knicks play. Lee is such a big fan he often will argue with refs or other fans, much like other big sports fans may. He isn’t there to keep up appearances or be on TV, he truly loves this team. He has been a lifelong fan and is possibly actually known by more people as a fan of the Knicks than as a director, and an extremely good one at that.
5. Billy Crystal
While Crystal is largely known as an actor, he is probably known by long time Clippers fans as one of the biggest and most high profile fans of the team. While most celebrities and stars in Los Angeles cheer for and support the Lakers, Crystal has been with the Clippers since day one and has stuck with them through thick and thin. He is now being rewarded for this as the Clippers are now among the best teams in the league.