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Monday, March 5, 2012

Celebrities who are Die-Hard Fans

A loyal fan that shows up in a regular basis and that spends big bucks to sit up close even in the first row could be considered as a die-hard fan.  Commonly celebrities and famous personalities have a number of die hard followers wherever they go.

On the other hand, would you believe that there are celebrities that are actually a die-hard fan? They even occasionally wear the embroidery digitizing designed jerseys and uniforms of their favorite team. Here are some of them:

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett (San Diego Chargers)
Former Playboy bunny and ex-Hugh Hefner girlfriend, Wilkinson-Baskett has always been a huge football fan, which may explain why she married wide receiver Hank Baskett. Even though the E! TV personality’s husband is currently a free agent; Wilkinson-Baskett does not hide the fact that she is still a lifelong, diehard Chargers fan.

Chris Tucker (Atlanta Hawks)
Although the Hawks boast a big star following, Chris Tucker roots for the team on a continual basis. The Atlanta native is such a Hawks fan that he is seen at even the lowest-attended games. 

Adam Sandler (New York Jets)
Funnyman Adam Sandler has been a long-time Jets fan. He even gave Coach Rex Ryan a cameo in his new movie, “I Hate You, Dad,” where he plays — get ready for this — a New England Patriots fan.

Condoleezza Rice (Cleveland Browns)
Condoleezza Rice grew up watching the Cleveland Browns with her father, John, who was a football and basketball coach. She was also engaged to Rick Upchurch, a professional football player, in the 1970s. After finishing her term as secretary of state, Rice hinted that she wanted to be NFL commissioner, but returned to Stanford University as a professor. 

Jack Nicholson (Los Angeles Lakers)
Nicholson, a native of New Jersey, has been a courtside fixture for more than 30 years. He's the consummate fan; he harangues refs, talks with opposing coaches and trash talks with players. He's shown his famous face in opposing arenas when the Lakers have made the finals. If he misses two games in a row, the announcers jokingly blame him for any team loss during his absence.

Ashley Judd (University of Kentucky basketball)
Although Judd was born in California, she moved with her mother to Kentucky when she was young and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1990. It would be shocking to be watching a Kentucky basketball game on television and not see Judd cheering in the stands. 

Matthew McConaughey (University of Texas football)
One of the “People” magazine’s sexiest man alive is a huge Longhorns football fan. McConaughey, a Texan native, attended the University of Texas, and is often spotted cheering for the team

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova (Miami Heat )
She’s beautiful and he’s handsome. But singer Enrique Iglesias and retired tennis player Anna Kournikova have more than good looks in common. Both are season ticket holders and longtime Miami Heat fans. Now that LeBron James is with the team, more celebrities might be jumping on the bandwagon. 

David Hasselhoff (Dallas Mavericks)
"The Hoff" had always been a Mavericks fan, but never earned much notoriety for it until star player Dirk Nowitzki revealed in an interview that he sings Hasselhoff's songs to himself at the free-throw line to concentrate. The “Baywatch” star proves that you don’t need to be a Dallas native to be an icon for the basketball team.

Will Ferrell, Snoop Dogg (University of Southern California Trojans football)
Ferrell, a USC alumnus, often performed motivational stunts for the team’s players during coach Pete Carroll’s nine-year tenure. While Snoop Dogg did not attend USC, the Southern California native stays close to his roots and has remained a loyal Trojan fan despite recent scandals with the team.

Jessica Alba (Golden State Warriors)
Despite the spotty Warriors’ record, Alba is a huge Golden State fan. Alba proves that you don’t need to be a Bay-Area native to be a fan — she lives in Los Angeles, but is frequently spotted at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, cheering on the Warriors. 

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Steven King (Boston Red Sox)
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are born-and-raised Bostonians, so it makes sense they are big Red Sox baseball fans. Affleck even paid tribute to them by narrating a documentary about the mythical “Curse of the Bambino”, stemming from the trade of Babe Ruth to the hated New York Yankees and the Sox’ 86-year-long World Series drought that ended when they finally won the championship in 2004. Author Steven King’s book "Faithful" chronicled the 2004 season, when Boston beat the Yankees after being down 3-0 in the American League championships and then went on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. 

Source and  Related Readings:Die-Hard Celebrity Sports Fans |  A Jersey that Cost Millions | Embroidery Digitizing/ Digitplace