2022 NBA Summer League: NBA players and celebrities in Las Vegas originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The NBA Summer League is back again, hosted in Las Vegas where it belongs.
With the NBA draft in the books and free agency off to a spicy start, the next big event is the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League, which is sure to keep the basketball action going.
This year, there are three different events that are taking 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 league also has often attracted courtside appearances from NBA superstar players and even a few celebrities as well.
Here’s a live tracker of some of the stars that are in attendance for this year's 11-day event:
NBA champion Metta Sandiford-Artest was seen enjoying some summer league hoops in Vegas.
American rapper and entertainer Flavor Flav was courtside rocking a Milwaukee Bucks hat as he watched them pull out a Summer League win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson was real focused as he watched his team take on the Washington Wizards courtside in Vegas.
Toronto Raptors power forward Scottie Barnes was spotted courtside watching his team go up against the Chicago Bulls.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant was visibly excited as he watched his team grab a dominating win against the Brooklyn Nets.
New Orleans Pelicans teammates Jaxson Haynes, Herb Jones, Kira Lewis Jr. Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. were all in attendance to see their squad take on the Atlanta Hawks.
Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter and small forward/guard Bogdan Bogdanovic were also courtside in Vegas to catch their team battle it out against the Pelicans.
Three-time NBA championship Dwayne Wade made it to Vegas to catch the Utah Jazz take on the Dallas Mavericks. Wade became a minority owner in the Jazz at the end of last year.
Ten-time NBA all star Carmelo Anthony also made it to Vegas to catch the Summer League action as he sat courtside with his son Kiyan.
American rapper, actor and businessman 50 cent was sitting courtside with Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive watching the Kings take on the Indiana Pacers.
Pacers' shooting guard Buddy Hield and head coach Rick Carlisle were also in attendance for the Pacers game.
Two-time All-Star Baron Davis made an appearance to see the New York Knicks battle it out against the Chicago Bulls. Davis was also seen wearing a mamba shirt in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.
Lavar Ball and his wife Tina were front and center to see the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Charlotte Hornets. He even took time to sign a few autographs for fans in the stands.
Professional boxer and current undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney was also in Vegas enjoying some Summer League hoops.
Toronto Raptors teammates Pascal Siakam, Malachi Flynn and Otto Porter Jr. were all in attendance and sitting courtside for the Raptors' Summer League opener in Vegas.
Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum made sure to make an appearance in Vegas to watch his team battle it out against the Miami Heat.
The Atlanta Hawks' newest guard Dejounte Murray joined Trae Young courtside to see the Hawks go up against the Utah Jazz.
The King has arrived.
Lakers star LeBron James has officially touched down in Vegas to watch his team go against the Phoenix Suns.
Snowboarding legend Shaun White was also courtside to watch the Suns take on the Lakers.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. and his good friend Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young were courtside in Vegas to watch the Nuggets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Porter Jr. also added that he is feeling "100%" and ready to get back on the court.
Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban were front and center in Vegas to see the Dallas Mavericks take on the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago Bulls' star point guard Lonzo Ball was also in attendance to check out his team take on the Mavs.
Mavs teammates Christian Wood and Reggie Bullock were also courtside watching their team battle the Bulls.
The Los Angeles Clippers' newest point guard John Wall also made an appearance at the Magic-Rockets game, following his leave from the Houston Rockets.
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was in attendance for the second game of the night as his team took on the Detroit Pistons.