Celtics greats support the team
With tickets starting at $800 for Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, a spot at TD Garden was a hot commodity. Needless to say, a number of celebrities weren’t deterred by the pricing, with many of them showing up in droves from both the sports and showbiz worlds. Here’s a look at some of the big names attending Wednesday night’s game as the Celtics took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals best-of-seven series.
Game 3 featured a few former Boston Celtics players and perhaps their support was enough as the Celtics fended off a late Warriors surge to earn a 116-100 win at home in Boston. They’ll need that same helping hand in Game 4 on Friday night as the Warriors are sure to be firing on all guns. Who were the former Celtics in? None other than Paul Pierce, Antoine Walker, Bill Walton, Charlie Scott, ML Carr, Leon Powe, Dana Barros and Eddie House.
A host of celebrities appeared for the Celtics’ victory
Of course, not only celebrities from the sports world or former Celtics players were present, but also Hollywood stars, music icons and business moguls. Multi-Grammy winning hip-hop artist Nelly was in the building on Wednesday night and he left no doubt as to where his allegiance lies he actually performed in a green Boston Celtics jersey at halftime. There was also another hip legend, Jada Kiss, who could be seen record action. The business community was also represented for the evening by Kraft Group Chairman and CEO Bob Kraft sat in the yard to get a better look at the Celtics win. But perhaps the most beautiful celebrity sighting was that of award-winning actress Nia Long, who is actually married to Celtics coach Ime Udoka.
The New England Patriots players also showed up
In a show of love from one New England based team to another, The Patriots also had a strong presence at Wednesday night’s game. With James White, Don’t’a Hightower, Damien Harris, Vom Godchaux and Byron Cowart all in, it was clear that the NFL team would have no problem showing their support for a city team. Will that kind of love help inspire the Celtics to an historic 18th championship? Only time will tell, but it’s certainly nice to see.