From season-ticket holders to mascot lovers, bleacher fashionistas, kiss-cam contributors, and courtside-squad commanders, some female celebrities go to great lengths to show their team spirit and rep on game day. Check these out these A-listers cheering on their A-teams.
1. Ashley Judd
Team: Kentucky Wildcats (College Basketball) (NCAA)
Actress Ashley Judd’s team spirit extends beyond the court and onto the web, where you can find an essay she wrote that describes her passion for the Kentucky Wildcats. After injuring her left foot, she wrote: “I begged my ortho for permission to take a short flight (But Dr. Ferrell, it’s so close! And I’ll keep it elevated the whole time!) to South Carolina (82-62, UK), where I blissfully watched my Wildcats absolutely dominate the Gamecocks on their Senior Day.”
Team: Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
Even though Jay Z sold his part of the Brooklyn Nets, Beyoncé remains an avid fan who refuses to let performances, photoshoots, and lemonade-making diminish her fandom. In fact, we imagine she’s hoping her lemonade success will rub off on the former New Jersey team, which is in a bit of a slump (to put it mildly).
3. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden on the Lakers’ Kiss Cam. pic.twitter.com/G9M1nCnho4
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) January 28, 2015
Team: Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
She may not sport a jersey or a cap, but like all fans Cameron Diaz succumbs to the charm of the kiss cam at Lakers games in the Staples Center. With husband Benji Madden, lead guitarist for the alternative rock band Good Charlotte, she continues to support the post-Kobe Lakers.
4. La La Anthony
Team: New York Knicks (NBA)
La La Anthony always supports her Knicks husband and former Syracuse University basketball star Carmelo Anthony. She just brings her squad — Spike Lee, Kelly Rowland, Swizz Beatz, and Rico Love — to do it. With new Head Coach Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks hope to change game strategies for a better upcoming season.
5. Margot Robbie
Team: New York Rangers (NHL)
Margot Robbie’s fandom for the New York Rangers prompts more emotional range than the emoji options on your phone. After her acting career made it hard for her to play the sport, the Rangers provided the perfect hockey fix for the former amateur player. We imagine she’s all smiles thanks to the Rangers’ recent six consecutive post-season trips to the playoffs.
Team: Miami Heat (NBA)
RiRi delivers as much heat courtside as her team does in the paint. Rihanna cheered on the Heat run when LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh teamed up to send Miami to four consecutive NBA Finals. But when LeBron left Miami for Cleveland, Rihanna’s rumored ex, J.R. Smith, a guard and forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, started a bit of an Instagram beef when he posted a photo of Rihanna with the message: “I Didn’t Say I Was A Heat Fan. I Said I’m A Wherever ‘He-At’ Fan.”
7. Maria Menounos
Team: Boston Celtics (NBA)
The Celtic franchise is in a rebuilding phase, but that doesn’t dampen Maria Menounos’ green loyalty or her hopes that the team will return to its league-leading way with 17 NBA titles. But with or without a title, Menounos, who enjoys bedazzled jerseys and statement ensembles that include cheer-y details such as green-and-white painted toenails, always brings a little runway to game day.
8. Olivia Wilde
Team: University of Kansas Jayhawks (College Basketball) (NCAA)
Olivia Wilde loves a jaunty knit beanie. In fact, her signature look for Jayhawks games always includes one (and sometimes her fiancé Jason Sudeikis, Saturday Night Live veteran and film star, who prefers traditional ball cap). Since Kansas possesses the longest current streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances with 27 and 12 consecutive titles in the Big 12 Conference, we predict more beanies in this couple’s future.