The Miami Hurricanes hosted the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night and there were some famous faces in the crowd. Miami Heat super stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were in attendance as was Los Angles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. The trio of superstars played in the Olympics for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski if you’re looking for a connection.
It has hard to ignore them, and even coach Krzyzewski admitted he’d look their way to see how they reacted to a big play.
“You could see LeBron and Dwyane go nuts, because that’s was a big-time play,” Krzyzewski said, via ESPN. “Those are great guys, and I appreciate them coming.”
No. 18 Duke went on to win the game by a 21 point margin.
“I’m a little bit — maybe a lot — surprised by the way we played,” Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga said. “We were like deer in the headlights with all the attention this game got, and all the celebrities that showed up. I think we froze in that environment.”
Here are some more photos of the group at the game (note Kobe didn’t appear to sit with Wade and James):