2022 NBA Summer League: NBA players and celebrities in Las Vegas originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The NBA Summer League is back, hosted in Las Vegas where it belongs.
With the NBA concept in the books and free agency starting a spicy start, the next big event is the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League, which will surely keep the basketball action going.
This year there is three different events which takes place. Two mini-tournaments in San Francisco and Salt Lake City, and the big 75-game event in Las Vegas that will feature all 30 NBA teams.
Summer League is the first chance to see the year’s top NBA draft picks make their mark in the league. Summer leagues have also often attracted appearances on the court of NBA superstar players and even some celebrities as well.
Here’s a live tracker of some of the stars who attended this year’s 11-day event:
American rapper, actor and businessman 50 cents sat in court Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive watches as the Kings take on the Indiana Pacers.
Pacers shooting guard Buddy Hield and head coach Rick Carlisle were also at the Pacers game.
Two-time all-star Baron Davis has made an appearance to see the New York Knicks take on the fight Chicago Bulls. Davis was also seen wearing a mamba shirt in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.
Toronto Raptors teammates Pascal Siakam, Malachi Flynn and Otto Porter Jr. was all present and sat next to the track for the Raptors’ Summer League opening in Vegas.
Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum made sure he appeared in Vegas to see his team battle the Miami Heat.
The Atlanta Hawks’ latest guard Dejounte Murray has joined Trae Young to see how the Hawks perform against the Utah Jazz.
The King has come.
Lakers star LeBron James has officially landed in Vegas to watch his team play against the Phoenix Suns.
Snowboarding legend Shaun White was also along the track to watch the Suns tackle the Lakers.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. and his good friend Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young was next to the track in Vegas to watch the Nuggets tackle the Minnesota Timberwolves. Porter Jr. also added that he feels “100%” and ready to get back to court.
Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban were in front and center in Vegas to see the Dallas Mavericks tackle the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago Bulls’ Star point guard Lonzo Ball was also there to watch his team face the Mavs.
Mavs teammates Christian Wood and Reggie Bullock also watched their team fight the Bulls along the track.
During the Las Vegas opening between the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets on Thursday, Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards and DeMar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls showed up.
The Los Angeles Clippers’ latest point guard John Wall also made an appearance at the Magic Rockets game, following his leave of absence from the Houston Rockets.
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard attended the second game of the evening while his team braved the Detroit Pistons.