With Lebron James joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, the A-listers will overrun the arena

By Alison Schwartz
July 09, 2010 04:00 PM
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With basketball big shots Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh teaming up in Miami, fans can expect the games to pack a lot of heat. But it’s not just the players that are bringing the sizzle.

Like the Los Angeles Lakers games on the West coast, Miami Heat games are star-studded events, known to bring out celebs like Kim Kardashian, Celine Dion and Beyoncé Knowles to courtside seats.

Plan on attending a Heat game? You may be sitting on the sidelines with J.Lo and Marc Anthony, who own a waterfront condo in Miami. Floridian Jimmy Buffett never misses a game – or a move – and he often gets floor seats, which makes him just as fanatical as Jack Nicholson at a Lakers game.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z stand up and shout for their team, and sporty couple Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker can also be spotted in the A-List crowd at most home games.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who own part of the Miami Dolphins, are loyal lovers of all the SoFla teams, and the Kardashians have their ties to the team, too: Khloe Kardashian is married to Lakers player Lamar Odom, who used to play for the Heat; her sis Kim Kardashian is a fan as well. Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are season ticket holders, and even singer Celine Dion likes to take in some hoops action. Another Heat fan: P. Diddy, who Tweeted after James’s big decision, “i can handle Miami!!! its my second home!!!”

Talk about star power.

Reporting by Linda Marx