The Chicago Blackhawks have a dedicated group of celebrity followers, with stars like Vince Vaughn and John Cusack constantly showing up to games sporting Hawks gear.
Chicago athletes have jumped on the bandwagon as well, with the Chicago Cubs donning Blackhawks jerseys before Game 7 of the Western Conference Final (Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo also attended a playoff game this season) and players like Bears lineman Kyle Long and former Bulls star Scottie Pippen also voicing their support of the team.
The Blackhawks also can count among their fans a group of athletes from around the sports world, and they added another one to that list on Saturday as Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt showed his love of the team:
As a kid growing up in Wisconsin, we didn't have our own team and I didn't know what a fair-weather fan was, I just liked watching good hockey. So I supported both the Red Wings and the Blackhawks. Rooting for the Hawks in the Cup. #OhNoHeTookASelfie #ItsTheOffseasonRelax
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There are plenty of other athletes who are Blackhawks fans as well. Here is a sampling:
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper:
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 25, 2013
PGA Tour golfer Luke Donald:
Let's go Hawks #OneGoal
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) June 4, 2015
Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis:
Tribe win: ☑️ Blackhawks win: ☑️ #50: ...... ��
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) May 31, 2015