A peek into the world of celebrity row at the 2023 NBA Summer League

Former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and girlfriend Jaclyn Cordeiro sit courtside at the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves game. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Basketball Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski and newly hired Atlanta Hawks coach Quin Snyder chat during the Hawks and Timberwolves game. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray sits alongside coach Quin Snyder to support his team as they play the Timberwolves. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Former Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made his rounds on Wednesday and moved to Chase Pavillion where he mingled with Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr while the team took on the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

NBA legend and logo silhouette, Clippers executive Jerry West, sits baseline with staff for the Warriors and Mavericks game. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Brooklyn Nets acquired Cam Johnson in the Kevin Durant trade from the Phoenix Suns during the 2023 mid-season trade deadline. Johnson was in attendance to watch the Detroit Pistons and Torontto Raptors match-up. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Sitting next to Mike Krzyzewski and Quin Snyder, Kyle Korver spent the bulk of his 17-year career with the Atlanta Hawks,who watches the team play the Timberwolves. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

The Toronto Raptors’ Dennis Schrӧder was all smiles in Las Vegas as he watched the Raptors battle the Pistons. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue, a former No. 23 pick in the NBA draft, watches his potential roster players during the Clippers and Grizzlies game. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Detroit Pistons players James Wiseman, Jaden Ivey, Isaiah Livers, Jalen Duren and Killian Hayes watch their team take on the Raptors while Marcus Bagley III poses for a photo. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Carmelo Anthony, who played two years with the Blazers, and his son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, sit courtside as they watch Portland take on the Charlotte Hornets. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Nassir Little, the Portland Trailblazers’ 2019 No. 25 pick, watches as his team plays the Hornets. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

LAS VEGAS – NBA Summer League is more than just an opportunity for rookies and G League and non-roster players to make a case for themselves. The stars come out, too, and UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion saw some of the biggest roll through during the 11-day competition that wrapped up Monday.

On top of the summer league rosters that featured high profile names including Victor Wembanyama, Brandon Miller and Scoot Henderson, many NBA veterans and coaches came to root for their teams. Even some of the league’s all-time greats – as well as NBA fans from former MLB standout Alex Rodriguez to rapper J. Cole – dropped by to catch a glimpse.

Summer league has turned into a who’s who for those who show up in celebrity row to sit courtside during the 10-day Las Vegas tournament. They come to enjoy the dunks, the posters, the rising stars and of course, the proximity to the Las Vegas strip.

Taylyn Hadley tay-linn had-lee (she/her/hers)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Taylyn Hadley expects to graduate after the summer term with a master’s degree in sports journalism. During her time in undergrad at Portland State University, she double majored in criminal justice and psychology.