As much as celebrities might live in a reality that’s drastically different from ours, they’re not immune to the simple pleasures of life—and honestly, what could be more satisfying than when your sports team obliterates the competition?
While some celebs use sporting events as a chance to sit courtside and get caught on the Kiss Cam or as a way to fraternize with other famous people, there are a handful of stars who are truly devoted to the game. From the long-suffering love that Spike Lee tirelessly shows every season to the Knicks to the dedication that Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg continue to show to their hometown of Bahstan and their respective sports franchises, here are 35 celebs who are more die-hard than you when it comes to sports.
Spike Lee: Spike Lee might just be the Knicks' most die-hard (and definitely most long-suffering fan)—he's a courtside constant every season.
Ben Affleck: Ben Affleck's Boston roots run deep—he's a loyal fan of all the Boston franchises (Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots), but the Red Sox have a special place in his heart.
President Barack Obama: Leave it to POTUS to root for the underdogs. While he's also a Bears fan, Barack loves the White Sox.
Enrique Iglesias: The king of Latin pop resides in Miami—so it makes sense that he would be an avid Heat fan.
Jessica Alba: Surprisingly enough, the Honest company founder is a Golden State Warriors fan, despite being based in L.A.
Mike Myers: A native Canadian, Myers is such a loyal Maple Leafs fan that he used the team in his movie "The Love Guru."
Bill Murray: One more reason to love Bill Murray? He's a die-hard Bulls fan and has been for years.
Eva Longoria: Eva Longoria is originally from San Antonio, so it's only natural that she would be a Spurs fan, despite her divorce from Spurs point guard Tony Parker in 2011.
Alyssa Milano: Milano is such a loyal Dodgers fan that she even has a sports blog about them. Respect.
Usher: The crooner is a part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers—and supposedly is pretty tight with LeBron James too.
Mark Wahlberg: Mark Wahlberg's a Boston don through and through—which means that he's a loyal Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots fan.
Ice Cube: Anyone who knows Ice Cube knows he's a die-hard Raiders fan—so much in fact, that he followed the franchise when it moved from Los Angeles to Oakland.
Condoleezza Rice: The former secretary of state has stated that her dream job would be NFL commissioner (she's a huge fan of the Cleveland Browns).
Matt Damon: Boston's golden boy loves all things Boston—especially its sports teams.
Leonardo DiCaprio: You can usually spot Leo and the rest of his "Pussy Posse" sitting courtside at the Lakers games.
Jay Z: Hov's allegiance to the Yankees is as strong as his love of New York. He's also a constant fixture at Knicks and Nets games (and formerly owned part of the Nets when they made the move to Brooklyn).
Jack Nicholson: Everyone's favorite bad boy is a die-hard Lakers fan—you can usually catch him courtside with son Caleb.
DJ Khaled: If you've been following any of DJ Khaled's hilarious Snap stories, you would definitely know that the Heat is a part of his pathway to more success.
Lil Wayne: Lil Wayne reps his hometown of New Orleans hard, especially when it comes to the Pelicans. However, he has passed over the Saints in favor of the Green Bay Packers—he loves the team so much that he did a remix of Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" as "Green and Yellow."
Jennifer Lopez: Jenny from the Block was born and raised in the Bronx—so it only makes sense that she would be a Yankees fan.
Jerry Seinfeld: The iconic comedian is a die-hard Mets fan, for better or (mostly) worse.
Wiz Khalifa: Wiz's love of Philly is apparent in any of his music, but especially "Black and Yellow," which the Steelers have adopted as a sort of anthem.
Gabrielle Union: When your significant other is Dwayne Wade, it only makes sense that you would stan hard for the Heat.
Nelly: Nelly's love for St. Louis is matched only by his love for the Cardinals.
Kendrick Lamar: The Compton rapper has publicly professed his love for the Lakers, but you can catch him at Clippers games too.
Ben Stiller: Ben Stiller is a loyal Knicks fan and has passed on the tradition to his son, Quinlin.
Macklemore: The Seattle native has been a Seahawks fan from day one.
Chance the Rapper: Chance's trademark baseball cap is a White Sox one, so it's only fitting that he helped pitch the first ball at one of their games.
Drake: Drake is probably the only person in the world who truly loves the Toronto Raptors; that being said, Drizzy doesn't keep his admiration for the Golden State Warriors, and Steph Curry in particular, much of a secret—going so far as to include them in his lyrics, "I been Steph Curry with the shot /Been cookin' with the sauce / chef, curry with the pot, boy."
Snoop Dogg: Despite hailing from Long Beach, Uncle Snoop is not quiet about his love for the Steelers—so much in fact that he takes to Instagram to give the team coaching advice.
Kate Hudson: Hudson is such a die-hard Broncos fan that watching one of the team's games took precedent over getting ready for the Golden Globes.
Prince: The purple one is actually a huge basketball fan (and if urban legend is correct, was a pretty fantastic baller back in the day)—we should all aspire to stride into basketball games as he does, here.
Martha Hunt: The Victoria's Secret angel hails from Charlotte, so naturally she's a Panthers fan.
Taylor Hill: Taylor Hill is originally from Colorado, so rooting for the Broncos is in her blood.
Rihanna: While Rihanna doesn't necessarily root for just one team, there's no doubt that she's an avid basketball fan. She sits courtside at most Lakers and Clippers games and has been rumored to have had flirtations with players such as J.R. Smith and Matt Barnes (although she shuts those rumors down like nobody's business).